Board of Control for Cricket in India to conduct 30000 RT-PCR tests in the Indian Premier League. The Board of Control for Cricket in India is all set to partner with Dubai-based health care. A service provider VPS Healthcare for the upcoming second leg of the 14th season of the IPL in the UAE.
The healthcare provider will facilitate in conducting over 30,000 Covid RT-PCR tests. On the player’s support staff and various other stakeholders. During the remaining 31 games of the successful T20 league. The first leg of Indian Premier League 2O21 took place last spring in India. But the tournament was called off mid-way. After the players from multiple franchises returned covid positive.
Varun Chakravarthy was the first player to report covid positive. It later emerged that Chakravarthy had left the biosecure bubble. Also, via an official green channel to get a scan of his injured shoulder. It was widely believed that the spinner may have been exposed. It is to the virus from the hospital.
In addition, to be ensured that players don’t move out inside the bio-bubble for a medical emergency. So, the Indian board has ensured that nursing and other medical staff will be in the same hotel. Where the teams will reside. Moreover, VPS Healthcare will be in charge of the emergency treatment of players. As well as the air ambulance support through the second leg.
Dr. Shajir Gaffar
“Our team is completely equipped to take care of the medical needs of the IPL participants,” VPS Healthcare CEO Dr. Shajir Gaffar said.
Lastly, It has also been learned that RT-PCR tests will be conducted every third day. In the rescheduled Indian Premier League as opposed to five in the previous season. In other words, two medical teams containing doctors, nurses, paramedics, and laboratory technicians. They will also be allocated to each stadium for every scheduled game.