The Government of Ghana has received MIC-PCR diagnostic equipment and kits from the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) to help in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
The Ministry of Health made this announcment on Twitter on May 14, 2020.
According to the information given by the Ministry of Health, the equipment has the capacity to test 2,300 samples within a 24 hour period.
The Ministry also disclosed that the equipment will be given to the Univesity of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) in the Volta Region.
“This will help the country in dealing with the issue of backlog of samples taken from COVID-19 suspected cases as the country embarks on more testing to contain the disease,” the Ministry stated.
The University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) laboratory in Ho began testing for COVID-19 on Monday, April 27, 2020.
About the GAEC:
The Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) is the state organisation in Ghana involved with surveillance of the use of nuclear energy in Ghana.
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