NIH to extend health laboratory network to provincial headquarters

Staff Reporter

National Institute of Health (NIH) will extend its public health laboratory network to provincial headquarters for early diagnosis and management of the diseases. According to an official of NIH, a real time Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response is being designed and shortly it will be piloted in selected districts of all the provinces.
He added a training is being given to the federal and provincial health staff to act as rapid response teams to tackle the outbreaks and epidemics. He said that public health laboratories division, NIH was providing diagnostic facilities for epidemic-prone diseases to the citizens.

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