NRH lab runs out of reagents


THE laboratory at the National Referral Hospital is reportedly running out of reagents.

Reagents enable technicians to analyse blood samples.

Minister for Health and Medical Services Dr Culwick Togamana said, “We experienced shortage of reagents at the moment. This is something to do with procurement and supply of the reagents.”

He said sometimes when they make orders for reagents it delays at times and therefore they have issues and were not able to do analysis.

“So we are working on that to ensure smooth procurement of reagent so at least we   know and to end up with situation where we have to wait for two or three weeks before the reagents arrive to do tests,” Togamana said.

He echoed these sentiments in Parliament.

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