COVID-19 Testing Directive Issued by Punjab Healthcare Department 2023

The Primary & Secondary Healthcare Department of the Punjab Government issued notification regarding COVID-19 testing amid a global surge in cases. All DHAs and medical superintendents in Punjab are instructed to intensify testing protocols to prevent the spread of the virus, adhering to the guidelines in full compliance.
No.SO(EP&C)8-1/2020(VI): I am directed to refer to the subject cited above and to state that according to media reports, a surge in Covid-19 cases is once again being reported in various parts of the world. Covid testing is the only tool to assess the magnitude of the disease and to curtail the transmission of this deadly disease.

I am, therefore, directed to request you to ensure testing of all suspected Covid-19 cases being reported in your hospitals.

The above instruction must be complied in true letter & spirit.

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