The health department received on Thursday a donation of a remote mobile laboratory from USAID at a ceremony organised at the Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS).
The lab fully equipped with facilities for rapid diagnosis and other advanced technologies would be utilised for surveillance, early diagnosis, and investigation of infectious and communicable diseases in underprivileged areas of the province. It will serve as an additional unit of the Provincial Public Health Lab, Sindh at DUHS.
In her speech, Health Minister Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho thanked the US government for their continued support.
“At a time, when the world is seeing rapid spread of diseases, it is important to have early diagnostic facilities in the province, especially in the remote regions,” she said.
Representatives from the National Institute of Health, USAID officials, secretary health Zulfiqar Shah and vice chancellor DUHS Prof Muhammad Saeed Qureshi were also in attendance.