Over a short period of just two days, the Pasteur Institute working group designed a biosafety room, installed equipment, set up a system, and provided training to conduct SARS-CoV-2 virus confirmation tests at the hospital.
|Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son is present at Da Nang C Hospital when it launches the SARS-CoV-2 virus testing system
Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son suggested that leaders of Da Nang Hospital C ensure that the highest possible safety measures are taken to protect health workers performing sampling and testing work as a means of contributing to anti-epidemic efforts and easing the burden on the Center for Disease Control in Da Nang.
Furthermore, the Pasteur Institute of Ho Chi Minh City is now ready to increase the capacity of laboratories at other medical facilities as assigned by Ministry of Health leaders.
Meanwhile, Da Nang City Department of Health has recently issued a document regarding the implementation of RT-PCR screening tests aimed at detecting the SARS-CoV-2 virus strain at Thien Nhan Da Nang High-tech Medical Diagnostic Center in Hai Chau district. This marks the use of the first private medical facility in Da Nang granted permission to test for the COVID-19, with a capacity of 100 samples per day.
Currently, the centre has invested in a system of qualified testing equipment such as: a Realtime PCR machine, biological safety cabinet level II Novapro Neo 1500, and an autoclave.
The negative pressure room located at the centre has been installed to feature a negative pressure suction and disinfection system that is capable of running at a speed of 1500m3 per hour, ensuring the maximum possible safe ventilation for laboratories. In addition, the molecular biology testing system can run at full capacity as a means of detecting SARS-Cov-2 virus through the Realtime PCR method.
Ngo Duc Hai, director of the Center, says that the current system of machinery, equipment, and biosafety has been given a careful appraisal by the Department of Health.