BY SAMIE WAIKORI
THE Gen X-PERT machine at the Kiluâufi hospital intended for testing corona virus in the province is not yet ready for use.
Chairman of the Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) for covid-19 at Kiluâufi hospital, Director Dr Rex Maukera informed the local media about this on Thursday.
He said at the moment the machine is not yet ready and samples of suspected corona virus tests taken have to be sent to Honiara for verification.
Maukera said âwe have a Gen X-PERT machine at Kiluâufi hospital, but it will not be used yet.â
He said reason for that was the lab that holds the machine doesnât meet the required standard and they are now working on it.
Maukera said as long as they complete the work, they will kick off testing for corona virus at Kiluâufi hospital.
The machine was installed last year as part of ministry of health (MHMS) through the provincial healthâs preparation for covid-19 in the province.