Lt Governor inaugurates RTPCR lab, lays foundation stone of assembly hall at Council Secretariat Kargil

Lt Governor Ladakh Radha Krishna Mathur inaugurating RTPCR Laboratory at COVID-19 Hospital Kurbathang.

KARGIL: Lieutenant Governor Ladakh Radha Krishna Mathur inaugurated the newly established RTPCR Laboratory at COVID-19 Dedicated Hospital Kurbathang here.
Chairman and Chief Executive Councillor LAHDC Kargil Feroz Ahmad Khan, Executive Councillor for Health Muhammad Ali Chandan, Executive Councillor for Works Mubarak Shah Nagvi, Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC, Kargil Baseer ul Haq Choudhary, SSP Kargil Dr Vinod Kumar, officers of Health Department besides other concerned officers were present on the occasion.
The RTPCR lab with fully automatic Biorad RTPCR Machine with RNA Extractor Machine has the capacity to conduct tests of 96 samples in one run. With the capacity of conducting 3 runs per 24 hours, the lab can conduct 292 tests in 24 hours.
The Lt Governor went round different sections of the lab including the Storage Section, Sample Processing Room and the RNA Extraction Room and expressed his satisfaction on the testing facilities there.
LG Mathur stated that this lab is one of the highly sophisticated labs in the country with bio safety level 2 which is presently available only in a few districts in the country and with the coming up of this facility test facilities and test results will now be available to the people in hassle free manner.
Later, the LG in presence of the CEC Kargil, ECs and DC Kargil laid the foundation stone for construction of Assembly Hall Council Secretariat LAHDC Kargil at Kurbathang which is being constructed at a cost of Rs 7 crores and 56 lakh.
Meanwhile, the LG also visited the LAHDC Council Secretariat Kargil and took stock of the ongoing works on the construction and up gradation of the Secretariat building.
During the course of the tour, the officers concerned informed the LG that almost 90% work on the construction of the main building of the Secretariat has been completed which houses the offices of the CEC and the ECs, offices for the HODs, meeting hall and other related sections.
Earlier, the LG was accorded the ceremonial guard of honor on his arrival at the Tourist Facilitation Center (TFC), Kargil.