Establishment of COVID19 lab demanded in Mekran division

Divisional Director Health Mekran writes a letter to Secretary Health Balochistan in this regard


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Staff Reporter:

The divisional director health Mekran has demanded of the secretary health to establish a laboratory to conduct the novel coronavirus patients’ tests. In a letter addressed to the secretary health Balochistan, the divisional director mentioned that health professionals were facing difficulties in dealing with patients.

“It takes days and weeks to send tests from Mekran to Quetta”, he said. The Balochistan government had already announced to establish PCR laboratories on a divisional level to conduct maximum tests of coronavirus patients in the province.

However, the laboratory is yet to be established in Mekran. Districts of Mekran including Gwadar, Panjgoor and Kech are bordering with neighboring Iran. The districts have been affected by the deadly virus in the aftermath of the outbreak of the pandemic in Iran a few months back.

A well-placed officer in the Balochistan government who declined to be named told the daily Quetta Voice, “announcement has been made, but it is yet to be translated into practice”.

The Balochistan government has decided to improve the testing capacity to conduct maximum tests in Quetta and other remote areas of the province.

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