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Ministry of Health pushes for more SARS-CoV-2 tests to be conducted

Nguyễn Liên

This is the highlight of the Official Dispatch No. 6314/BYT-DP regarding the strengthening of SARS-CoV-2 tests.

According to this document, the Ministry of Health requests Directors of Departments of Health to command their affiliated units to carry out the following tasks:

- Continue to review and enhance the testing capacity of each local facility by making on-the-spot resources available to actively conduct tests;

- Plan SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic tests according to surveillance instructions for disease prevention and control annexed to the Decision No. 3468/QD-BYT and SARS-CoV-2 Diagnostic Test Plan annexed to the Decision No. 4042/QD-BYT;  

- Carry out more comprehensive sampling and testing for suspected persons according to local plans;

- Expand the accessibility to SARS-CoV-2 tests for high-risk people, including COVID-19 response team members; officers working at border checkpoints, customs, airports,…

- Command test laboratories to ensure SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic test quality, collect specimens and inform test results on time, and make reports according to currently applicable instructions and regulations.

For more details, please read the Official Dispatch No. 6314/BYT-DP issued on November 17, 2020.

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