Monday, 1 June 2020

PHOTOS; Ekiti State government commissions fully equipped Mobile Laboratory Covid19 test facility

PHOTOS; Ekiti State government commissions fully equipped Mobile Laboratory  Covid19 test facility

Below is the press statement from Ekiti State government ;
As part of steps to curtail the spread of Covid19 in Ekiti State, the state government on Monday , commissioned a mobile laboratory to facilitate Covid19 testing in the state .

The Molecular Laboratory, which is installed at the Ekiti State Teaching Hospital  (EKSUTH), Ado-Ekiti is in partnership with Weare54gene , a company set up to provide genomic data for Africa.
This comes barely a month after the State unveiled the Ekiti State Covid19 Response Hub, a Geographic information System-based application created to manage data on the pandemic in the state .

The Covid19 mobile laboratory acquired by the Syate Government is fully equipped with vital testing instruments and biosafety materials including an autoclave, biosafety cabinet, centrifuge, heating blocks, vortexes, pipettes, and PCR machines to support COVID19 testing.

Weare54gene will also furnish the State with operational support and staffing by providing molecular scientists with the necessary skill set required to handle the instruments in the mobile laboratory.
Ekiti State now has a straying capacity of up to 400 test daily and will be conducting tests across all 16 local government Areas to facilitate early detection of the corona virus and ensure timely and adequate treatment of any infected person .

Governor Fayemi said the Covid19 mobile lab will remain in the State even after the pandemic has abated and would be utilized as a fully functional molecular laboratory.

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