Testing to find SARS-CoV-2 at 7A Hospital (Photo: SGGP)
On August 4th, the city Health Department said that the city was giving priority to reinforcing isolation areas in all hospitals, caring for suspected patients and treating confirmed cases, and increasing the capacity of COVID-19 testing in general hospitals.
According to the department, there are 13 foundations in the city that have been approved by the Ministry of Health to perform tests and confirm SARS-CoV-2 virus, while 8 hospitals are said to be capable of testing and confirming SARS-CoV-2 virus by the city Health Department.
The city Health Department asked the 8 hospitals to urgently strengthen their capacity and request the Pasteur Institute to evaluate their capacity and the Ministry of Health to recognize it soon.
Currently, the actual capacity of the foundations is to able to test about 2,000 - 2,500 samples per day. Meanwhile, the city Pasteur Institute alone is striving to increase its capacity to some 5,000-10,000 samples per day at maximum./.