Health Ministry receives genexpert kits
The Ministry of Health and Medical Services received a major boost to its testing capabilities following a handover of genexpert test kits by the World Health Organization.
Genexpert kits can be used to test for tuberculosis as well as COVID-19.
This is the first batch of cartridges sent to Fiji and the Pacific.
Handing over the kits WHO Representative to Fiji and the Pacific Dr. Corinne Capuano said the donation is to ensure that they are constantly preparing the health system, so that when restrictions are eased, it won’t lead to a resurgence of disease.
The kits also equips our health system to identify, isolate and care for the sick.
WHO says there will be more genexpert kits will be delivered to Fiji and the region on a weekly basis.
This will happen when production picks up for the manufacturers.