Ukraine’s Ministry of Health to enlist private laboratories for Covid-19 diagnostics

Source : 112 Ukraine

This will increase the availability of testing for the population
15:05, 3 April 2020

Associated Press

The Ministry of Health of Ukraine is already enlisting the services of private laboratories in order to diagnose coronavirus among the citizens. This was announced by Deputy Minister of Health and Chief State Sanitary Doctor of Ukraine Viktor Lyashko during a briefing, which was broadcasted by 112 Ukraine TV channel.

"There are different mechanisms for engaging laboratories: it is their medical equipment for the use of PCR diagnostics of coronavirus disease, as well as their workers and mobile teams," he explained.

Viktor Lyashko also said that it would increase the availability of testing for the population of Ukraine.

Related: Coronavirus mapping dashboard: world online

As of 10 a.m. of April 3, 942 cases of coronavirus were observed in Ukraine. The amount increased by 138 cases over 24 hours.

As we reported earlier, on March 31, a cargo plane from China delivered another batch of medical supplies to Ukraine. 

It was loaded with 100,000 PCR tests for coronavirus, 40,000 multiple-use glasses, medical masks and the facilities for lung ventilators. 

Related: Over 2,000 packs of Plaquenil to be sent to regions for covid-19 treatment, - Stepanov

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