Aizawl, the 23rd June,2020: Minister of State for SWD, A.H. & Vety, Excise & Narcotics Dr. K.Beichhua alongwith a team of experts comprising of Dr. H.Lalhlenmawia, HoD, Dept of Pharmacy, RIPANS, Zemabawk; Dr. Vanramliana, Asst. Professor, Dept of Zoology, PUC and Dr. RSC.Vanlalruati, Microbiologist, Civil Hospital, Lunglei inspected Siaha Civil Hospital to study the feasibility of establishment of TrueNat Quattro Laboratory.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister remarked that TrueNat machine could also be used for diagnosing 16 other diseases such as TB,HIV, Typhoid, etc. and once TrueNat machine is installed at Siaha, the people would benefit immensely in terms of diagnostic tests.
Minister lamented that due to lockdown many people have leisure time and many of them misused it for reckless and irresponsible indulgence in social media by spreading half truths and utter lies as well; which is detrimental to the larger interest of general public and administration in their fight against Covid-19 pandemic. "It is unfortunate that some people have a habit of fishing in troubled water and considered Covid-19 crisis as their trump cards for political mileage being unmindful of the tears, toils and many sacrifices made by the frontline workers. These canard mongers are more dangerous than the covid-19 virus itself" he added.
The findings of the Expert Team will be submitted to Minister of Health & Family Welfare. After thorough inspection was carried out, the expert team opined that TrueNat quattro machine Laboratory could be installed.
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