GUNTUR: In an attempt to contain the spread of Covid-19, the Guntur Municipal Corporation (GMC) has decided to launch swab collection centres in all 13 urban health centres (UHCs). The move is likely to ease the burden on Guntur’s Government General Hospital (GGH), the lone swab collection centre in the city.
GMC commissioner Ch Anuradha said that around 1,000 people will be able to take the Covid-19 tests at the 13 UHCs in a day. Further, the Veera bus has also been deployed for sample collection, Anuradha said.
Anuradha said people can visit UHCs any day of the week except Wednesdays and Saturdays when regular vaccination takes place. She added people should alert health workers or ANMs of their ward if they suffer Covid-19 symptoms.
The municipal corporation has already started aggressive surveillance in all wards to identify vulnerable people with the help of health workers, Anuradha said while adding that people above 60 years of age and pregnant women should voluntarily visit the UHCs and get themselves tested.