Written by Zulfick Farzan
04 Jan, 2021 | 3:58 pm
Colombo (News 1st); The Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory established in view of diagnosing the COVID-19 affected passengers arriving in Sri Lanka at Bandaranaike International Airport completed 10,0000 PCR tests within five months since its inception on 9th July 2020.
The laboratory was established at the airport premises in collaboration with the Ministry of Health to meet the increasing demand for PCR testing facilities.
In recognition of the tremendous service and the dedication of the medical practitioners and the laboratory staff at BIA, a felicitation program was organized by the Ministry of Health on 4th January 2021 at the BIA premises.
State Minister of Primary Health Care, Epidemics and COVID-19 Disease Control Dr. Sudarshini Fernandopulle stated that the laboratory at BIA conducts 1/3 of the present PCR tests being carried out in the country at present and it is a remarkable contribution given not only for the passengers but also for the community at large.
The BIA Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory has done 85,000 PCR tests for the community while more than 20,000 tests have been conducted for the passengers at BIA.
Fully equipped New state of the art Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory, BIA issues a world-recognized PCR certificate, and all passengers arriving at BIA are PCR tested.
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