Seven laboratories accredited to test migrant workers for Covid-19

Spokesperson Emmanuel Ainebyoona says that for purposes of quality assurance, Ministry of health officials will be deployed at each of the seven laboratories to supervise the testing process.

Last week, the Health Ministry suspended Selmek Medical Services Ltd from testing Covid-19 samples due to a high rate of fake results reported at Entebbe Airport and other laboratories.

Ainebyoona says the facility was identified during the re-testing of migrant workers two weeks ago.

“Most of the workers who had fake results said their samples were collected by Selmek Medical Services. So the ministry has suspended the facility from testing samples,” Ainebyoona says.

He adds that the facility is not even among the MOH accredited laboratories for testing Covid-19 samples.

Adopted from: The Daily Monitor July 27, 2021

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