Now, you can drop into nearby Urban Primary Health Centres (UPHCs) to get yourself tested for the virus.
Since the past few days, in addition to offering its routine services, the UPHCs are also performing sample collection for virus testing.
Said a nurse at UPHC at C.P. Ramaswamy Road, Mylapore, “People who might have virus symptoms (fever, cough, breathlessness) can drop in here to get themselves tested.”
“After collecting patient’s (throat swab or nasal swab) we send it to government hospitals for testing. The result will arrive within 24 to 48 hours.”
Here are some of the UPHCs in the neighbourhood.
Bheemanampet UPHC (ward 123) – C. P. Ramaswamy Road, inside Lions Diabetes Centre, Alwarpet.
Mylapore UPHC (ward 124) – 22, Mundagakanni Amman Kovil Street, Mylapore.
San Thome UPHC (ward 125)-14, Appu Second Lane, Mylapore.
R. A. Puram UPHC (ward 126)- 17, R.K.Nagar, Second Main Road, R.A.Puram.
All these centres will provide sample collection facility between 9 am and 1 pm on all days.
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