Ministry of Health urged to quickly resolve the shortage of Covid-19 test kits.

Written by on June 19, 2021

Former Pharmaceutical Society of Zambia President Jerome Kanyika has called on the Ministry of Health to quickly resolve the shortage of Covid-19 test kits affecting most health facilities.

Mr Kanyika says following the reports of test kits shortages, the ministry should quickly restock enough test kits in order for any interested individual to be tested for Covid-19 when they want.

Mr Kanyika says prioritizing and restricting tests to individuals who are symptomatic only is a draw back in the efforts aimed at mitigating further infections of the pandemic.

He says this is because the asymptomatic individuals pose a high risk of re-infecting others especially when they do not test for Covid-19 early as a result of the shortage on test kits.

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