KP has third largest Covid testing lab of country

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Special Assistant to KP CM on Information, Kamran Bangash Sunday directed further capacity building of the Public Health Reference Laboratory and increase in the number of sequencers for detecting different species of virus.

He issued these directives while visiting the largest Corona testing laboratory of the province here at Khyber Medical University (KMU).

He reviewed matters relating to testing in the laboratory. Vice Chancellor KMU, Dr. Zia-ul-Haq gave him a detailed briefing.

The special assistant was told that since March 2021, the Public Reference Laboratory has 6,00,000 samples and 3000 tests are conducted on daily in the facility.

On this occasion, the special assistant directed early completion of proposals for procurement of sequencers and said that all resources would be utilized for protecting the health of the people.—Staff Reporter

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