A Vijayawada resident is tested at one of the mobile testing facilities |Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
A Vijayawada resident is tested at one of the mobile testing facilities | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
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Vijayawada: The first mobile testing facility in Andhra Pradesh was launched in Vijayawada’s Krishna district in May, with buses stationed outside the railway station and airport, at the border with Telangana and at the Assembly. Now, more have been added across the state, and the government is looking to increase this number further.

The mobile testing buses which offer free tests are on duty for 24 hours, seven days a week. There are two shifts of 12 hours. The resident whose swab samples are collected, along with their contact details, will know the result in 48 hours.

As of now, the state had recorded more than more than 5,500 Covid-19 cases.

ThePrint’s photojournalist Suraj Singh Bisht visited the mobile testing facility at the Vijayawada railway station.

Lab technicians and doctors seated inside a mobile testing facility set up in a bus | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
Laboratory technicians and doctors seated inside a mobile Covid-testing facility set up in a bus at Vijayawada’s railway station. | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
A Doctor in protective gears waiting for the passenger to collect swab for corona | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
A doctor in protective gear sits inside a bus that has been turned into a Covid testing facility at the railway station in Vijayawada | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
After reaching Vijayawada by train, people register for the swab test | Phpto: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
After reaching Vijayawada by train, passengers have to register for a swab test | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
A woman sweeping in Quartine bus in Andhra Pradesh | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
A woman sweeps in and around a bus in Vijayawada that has been pressed into service as a testing site. Each bus even has an isolation ward | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
A woman shows her identity card for the details | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
A woman shows her identity card at a mobile testing facility in Vijayawada | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
People waiting for their no for the swab test for Corona Virus | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint
People stand in queue to wait their turn to be tested for Covid-19 | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Also read: High infection rate, low testing, tired doctors — KCR’s messy Covid battle in Telangana


 

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  1. Basically I’m from Vijayawada I myself suspected as a corona symptoms and I’ve tried to check at Indra Gandhi stadium but it’s closed I tried at Gunadala church but stated there the bus will not come coz of technical issues for the first day I’ve been the next day it’s the same as I’ve been to Gandhi Mahila college for test bus need to come at 6:00am but still no show up I’ve been waited until 8:00am still the same there’s a lot more people who wants to get tested these all negligence by government individuals few using recommendations and getting tested I don’t know how it called be as a democratic country should all treated the same especially we poora

  2. my wife is pregnant 9th month running but sentence Hospital is admission the the covid-19 report check the the apply admission form submit coloured 19 Kavita 19 report not is but not admission please check the covid-19 my Mrs pregnant please

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