RAT screening for Tourists at Rangpo check post.

RAT screening for Tourists at Rangpo check post.

The east district administration on Friday directed rapid antigen testing of tourists who’s negative RTPCR report has crossed 72 hours limit at Rangpo Check post, the entry point for the east and north districts of Sikkim.

Following which as per the SOPs circulated by the Health Department, the onus for identifying tourists for RAT lies with the Tourism department. Wherein accordingly a Tourism officer will be stationed at Rangpo for identification of such tourists.

The Rapid antigen test center at Rangpo check post would be under the overall supervision of the chief medical officer east district according to the order issued by Ragul K District Collector east district

The RAT center will be operationalall days from 9 am to 5 pm as per the order issued by the disaster management act of 2005.

The SP east has been directed to deploy police personals for regulation of the traffic and to ensure law and order at Rangpo also paid quarantine center at tourism Facilitation center would be established by the SDM Rangpo.