GOV’T PROCURES $52M COVID-19 TESTING MACHINE; TO PROVIDE RESULTS IN 15 MINUTES

There is still a backlog of COVID-19 results and it seems the Ministry of Health has the solution to the problem. The government has procured a new machine aimed at delivering results within 15 minutes. The machine will cost fifty -two million Guyana dollars. The machine however has not arrived in Guyana.

“That machine has already been paid for… We have paid for it, it should be on its way coming, to help us expedite this process.” Dr. Anthony noted.

During the interview on the National Communications Network, the Minister highlighted that the ministry will also expand its efforts to work more expeditiously. The ministry is also reviewing two types of strips. These strips were suggested by PAHO and will also test for antigens.

“In a very short period, we should have an additional capacity to work faster and do more. However even with the challenges we have now we have put alternative arrangements in place.” The minister said.

The Minister highlighted that the ministry will also expand its efforts to work more expeditiously. He noted that Ministry is also reviewing two types of strips. These strips, according to the Minister, were suggested by PAHO and will also test for antigens.

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