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We are ready for COVID-19 testing after schools’ reopening – Medical Laboratory Scientists

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The Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (GAMLS) has assured Ghanaians of the ability of COVID-19 testing laboratories to test and produce results within 48 hours should there be the need to respond to crises that may arise because of the re-opening of schools.

The group maintains that its 18 testing facilities across the country, other assisting centres, as well as the private institutions, are equipped to test samples.

In a statement, GAMLS says it is prepared to assist in the management of COVID-19 cases following the resumption of schools from their Coronavirus-induced break.

It added that there are enough COVID-19 testing kits in the country for use, and this in the meantime can support testing for any anticipated rise in case numbers.

The Laboratory scientists however want government to among other things ensure that all regional hospitals have effective and efficient COVID-19 testing centres running.

They also want government to initiate steps to procure and supply adequate PPE to avert shortages.

The Association urged school authorities and students to respect the COVID-19 protocols warning that relaxing their responsibilities is a recipe for disaster.

The Association advised that while Ghana is currently planning to get COVID-19 vaccines for use, effective control methods such as the use of face mask, hand washing with soap under running water, use of alcohol-based sanitizer, and social distancing should not be compromised.

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