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Nha Trang Pasteur Institute continues receiving Covid-19 test samples
  • | dtinews.vn, LD | August 07, 2020 09:44 PM
Nha Trang Pasteur Institute in the central province of Khanh Hoa has announced that it will continue Covid-19 testing thanks to the medical material support from some units.

Nha Trang Pasteur Institute has sent its document to the Department of Health and Disease Control Centre of 11 cities and provinces in the central region about the announcement.

On Wednesday night, the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology and some firms provided some medical materials for Nha Trang Pasteur Institute to help ease shortages to allow the institute to continue Covid-19 testing.

 

Nha Trang Pasteur Institute in the central province of Khanh Hoa has announced that it will continue Covid-19 testing


However, the testing will be prioritised for localities facing high risk of infection and those which are in the process of testing system installation.

On Thursday, Nha Trang Pasteur Institute provided Covid-19 testing for 209 people in Binh Thuan; 422 in Quang Ngai, three in Quang Tri and 50 in Khanh Hoa.

The institute previously announced that it would temporarily suspend Covid-19 testing because of the lack of biological medicinal products, chemicals and materials for testing. So, any locality that wants to send Covid-19 test samples to the institute has to attach biological medicinal products, test kits and materials in order for the tests to be completed.

According to Nguyen Dac Tai, vice chairman of the provincial people’s committee, the province has approved a plan to spend around VND2.7 billion (USD117,391) to buy 4,000 test kits and biological medicinal products. However, this has not yet been implemented due to some administrative problems related to price and quality appraisal. This has meant all Covid-19 tests in the province have been carried out by Nha Trang Pasteur Institute.

At present, Nha Trang Pasteur Institute is being overloaded by Covid-19 testing.

Tai added the large number of Covid-19 tests included thousands for those returning from abroad.

The Khanh Hoa People’s Committee is seeking opinions from higher management agencies to devise appropriate solutions.

By 11 am on Thursday, the province quarantined 944 people for Covid-19 prevention.

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