Kit shortage forces Cumilla hospital to suspend coronavirus testing
Publish- June 07, 2020, 01:31 AM
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Update- June 07, 2020, 01:36 AM
When the coronavirus situation in the country is gradually worsening, Comilla Medical College Hospital has reportedly been compelled to suspend the coronavirus testing facility two days back due to the shortage of kits.
Because of the situation, the district health department stopped collecting samples from suspected people, causing a huge public outcry.
Dr Mustafa Kamal Azad, principal of the medical college, confirmed the suspension of coronavirus testing, saying Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) laboratory of the hospital is currently shut.
The hospital launched coronavirus testing facility on April 29 and had been testing samples since then.