ELISA reader lying un-functional in Rajouri

" ELISA testing facility is only available in Medical College Jammu as the ELISA kits are being provided to Medical College only by the State Malarialogist " said sources to Greater Kashmir.

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Rajouri, Publish Date: Oct 22 2017 12:45AM | Updated Date: Oct 22 2017 12:45AM
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 At a time when Dengue scare has hit Rajouri with people in constant fear, district hospital Rajouri exposes tall claims of government for strengthening health sector in Rajouri as ELISA reader, which diagnoses Dengue in patients, is lying un-functional in Rajouri hospital for past couple of years.  

Sources within health department mentions that ELISA reader machine stand installed in Rajouri hospital but is un-functional.  

" ELISA testing facility is only available in Medical College Jammu as  the ELISA kits are being provided to Medical College only by the State Malarialogist " said sources to Greater Kashmir.  

Sources added that many a times, health authorities sent request for providing ELISA kits to district hospital Rajouri to make ELISA reader functional but nothing has been done from higher quarters leaving locals high and dry. 

" In case of Dengue symptoms, a patient is having only one choice and that is to move to Jammu for test and poor patients face a lot of problems in this process. 

Meanwhile, Medical Superintendent of Rajouri District Hospital, in an official statement, said that he has taken the matter related to supply of ELISA kits with state Malarialogist and the request has been sent for *IgM KITS* for conducting preliminary testing on suspected patients with signs and symptoms of Dengue. 

" I have placed order for ELISA Kit to a private firm which are expected to be received on Monday, then the ELISA reader will be made functional and the ELISA testing will be started on  dengue cases having IgM postive results." Medical Superintendent adds. 

He also claimed that a separate ward has been established to manage dengue patients, sufficient IEC material has also been displayed and patients attendants and other visitors coming to the hospital are being sensitized regarding the prevention of the disease.