The Ministry of Health closed 15 Covid-19 testing laboratories
Following the publication of reports that COVID-19 fraudulent tests were carried out in Kabul, the Ministry of Public Health closed 15 laboratories in an unprecedented move, engaged in forging and falsifying COVID-19 test documents for passengers were closed. Based on the latest documents available to the Pasbanan Media Group news agency, the Ministry of Public Health has decided to close 15 private laboratories following these reports’ publication.
The Ministry of Public Health wrote in a letter No. “649/83” issued on “1/9/1399” to the Civil Aviation Authority of the country: “The Ministry of Public Health, after evaluating the laboratories that allowed the testing of covid-19 They have stopped several laboratories until further guidance and have allowed the COVID-19 test for a limited number of laboratories whose names are attached to the table, so the matter was reported to that esteemed office to prevent the acceptance of test results from other laboratories. Thank you. »
According to the table sent by the Ministry of Public Health, the laboratories of “City Laboratory, Khairkhah Hospital, Zain Nabi Noshir Laboratory, DK German Laboratory, Jawan Laboratory, Asia Laboratory, French Hospital, Wahat Hospital, American Laboratory are 9 laboratories which have got the permit from MOPH and these institutions” Are based on the criteria of the Ministry of Public Health and these laboratories can perform COVID-19 testing.
Earlier, the Ministry of Public Health had allowed 24 private laboratories to test for the testing COVID 19 virus. “The Afghan Ministry of Public Health has authorized 37 laboratories, including 13 public laboratories and 24 private laboratories, to test the QUID-19,” said Akmal Samsur, a spokesman for the Ministry of Public Health. Blossom Hospital is one of the hospitals that had previously obtained a COVID-19 test permit, but the Ministry of Public Health revoked the permit due to forgery of the test documents for passengers. Officials at the hospital now say the Ministry of Public Health will give them the permit again.
“Towards an understanding between the hospital and the Ministry of Health, the permit was revoked, but in the next few days, the Department of Public Health will review it again,” said Nisar Lashkari, head of the COVID-19 testing unit at Blasem Hospital. “They will come to our hospital, and we will start working. The Ministry of Health has boycotted us based on an understanding that has been reached.”
Earlier, the police had obtained documents stating that out of 24 Quaid-19 laboratories in Kabul, only a handful of laboratories had performed a standard Quaid-19 test, but most of these hospitals had documented. And issued fake documents to passengers. This led to the Ministry of Public Health to decide to close 15 hospitals.