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Covid-19: Ghana to start off every day screening May perhaps 7

Ghana will from Thursday, Could 7, start out day by day screening for the COVID-19 virus to pave the way for day-to-day updates.

So significantly, Ghana experienced done more than 130,000 tests with a backlog of 1,9829 samples awaiting testing at the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Study in Tropical Drugs (KCCR), which they hope to clear by May possibly 7.

The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Clinical Investigate (NMIMR), however, experienced no backlog.

Professor William Kwabena Ampofo, the NMIMR Head of Virology, University of Well being Sciences, University of Ghana, disclosed this in Accra at the push briefing on COVID-19, organised by the Ministry of Details to give an update on the pandemic.

He certain Ghanaians that after the backlog of testing was cleared they would be equipped to deliver final results in just 24 hours to the Ghana Wellness Company when samples were being been given from make contact with tracing and from hospitals’ surveillance.

“We have expanded screening further than Accra and Kumasi. There is minimal screening in Ho at the University of Health and Allied Sciences.”

“We are expecting a donation from the International Atomic Electricity as a result of the Ministry of Health. We hope that by upcoming 7 days, this will be entirely established and, therefore, they will be in a position to boost screening in Ho for the Volta Location and also the Oti Area,” he explained.

Prof. Ampofo claimed the Northern Region had tests centres set up at the Public Health and fitness Laboratory of the Tamale Educating Medical center and also the Veterinary Providers Directorate Lab at Pong-Tamale.

He noted that individuals tests centres would provide companies for the northern sector.

“We hope that we will also be able to get the War Memorial Clinic (in Navrongo) testing as soon as achievable,” he said.

Prof Ampofo claimed a further testing centre was remaining set up in the Western Area at the Veterinary Providers Directorate Laboratory in Takoradi.

“This was being done in conjunction with General public Health and fitness Lab at the Afia Nkwanta Government Clinic.”

“So, it is a joint effort and hard work, one particular overall health tactic staying practiced straight between the Ghana Health and fitness Assistance and the Veterinary Company Directorate”.

He said the testing centre at Takoradi, which was likely to commence running from May 6, would deliver companies for the Western Location.

“We are also likely to utilise the gene skilled process, which is prevalent in almost each region of Ghana – there is a particular centre that has gene expert equipment for tuberculosis (TB) and there is a check that has been produced for COVID-19,” he claimed.

Prof Ampofo reported those people services would enhance the PCR (polymerase chain reaction) screening stations proven to exam for COVID-19 including that by the conclude of May, almost every area would be ready to exam for COVID-19.

He said the Ghana Overall health Assistance and the Ministry of Wellbeing would figure out the genuine system for the screening.

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