KARACHI: To ramp up testing for holding the unfold of novel coronavirus, the Nationwide Catastrophe Administration Authority (NDMA) will arrange two extra laboratories in Karachi on directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The event comes after Sindh Governor Imran Ismail held a telephonic dialog with the premier on Sunday and apprised him of the scenario arising out of coronavirus pandemic within the province.
NDMA Chairman Lt-Gen Muhammad Afzal additionally assured the governor of the early institution of the testing amenities.
The labs will probably be established at SIUT and JPMC hospitals within the provincial capital metropolis.
Presently, Sindh has 5 testing amenities for COVID-19 all of them are within the provincial capital located at Aga Khan College Hospital, Dow Hospital Ojha Campus, Civil Hospital, Indus Hospital and South Metropolis Hospital.
The addition of two extra laboratories will allow the authorities to step up the testing capabilities and guarantee well timed prognosis of the coronavirus sufferers because the contagion illness tally within the province has crossed 470, Governor Ismail mentioned.