Testing systems for Covid-19 to be supplied to regional labs of Healthcare Ministry, - Lyashko

Source : 112 Ukraine

The laboratories in Zhytomyr, Ternopil, Dnipro, Vinnytsia, Rivne, Lviv and Zaporizhia to be provided with systems
19:52, 12 March 2020

Viktor Lyashko
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Chief Sanitary Inspector of Ukraine and Deputy Healthcare Minister Viktor Lyashko said that the ministry will supply testing systems to nine regional virological laboratories as 112 Ukraine reported.

“Today, we already hold the supply of the testing systems to the regional virological laboratories of the Healthcare Ministry. It will be possible to pass the test not only in Kyiv in the central reference laboratory but also in nine cities. Particularly, in Zhytomyr, Ternopil, Dnipro, Vinnytsia, Kyiv region (Kyiv), Rivne, Lviv and Zaporizhia,” Lyashko reported.

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He also said that the talks with the Finance Ministry continue on the extra financing of the laboratory centers of the Healthcare Ministry. About 20,000 packs of quick tests should be bought. They will allow to test about 100,000 people. Besides, it is planned to purchase about 600 packs of extra testing systems in the virological laboratories.

“In parallel, we cooperate with other organizations to increase the number of the points of testing for coronavirus infection to make everyone has no problems and restrictions,” Lyashko added.

Earlier, Viktor Lyashko reported on the number of people with suspected coronavirus and about the absence of new confirmed cases of infection. 

Earlier, WHO announced the world coronavirus pandemic. WHO has conducted outbreak assessments around the clock and is concerned about the alarming rate of spread and complexity of the disease, as well as the level of inactivity.


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