NATO Upgrades COVID-19 Testing Capacity in Afghanistan
The NATO-led Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan has upgraded its COVID-19 testing facilities with the addition of a new GeneXpert 16 COVID-19 testing laboratory, along with three technicians. This will lead to quicker test results, limit the spread of the disease, and lead to prompt medical action for the infected person.
NATO began testing Coronavirus samples on April 23. Before that, samples had to be sent outside Afghanistan for analysis, leading to more than a week’s lag due to travel restrictions.
The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) also delivered a (Thermo Fisher) TaqPath COVID-19 Combo Kit, six BioFire machines, and four additional GeneXpert machines. Testing is now available for all personnel serving under the 38-nation mission, including service-members, civilians, contractors and Afghan workers living on Resolute Support bases.
The funds for the upgradation were provided by Austria, Norway and the U.S.
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