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The National Health Laboratory has managed to provide proper medication to killer diseases through identifying their causes, stated Mr. Samuel Sahle, coordinator of the Laboratory.

Asmara, 26 June 2010 – The National Health Laboratory has managed to provide proper medication to killer diseases through identifying their causes, stated Mr. Samuel Sahle, coordinator of the Laboratory.

He explained that the Laboratory has introduced modern equipments, besides upgrading its capacity, as part of endeavors to improve its research and study potentials. As a result, the causes and treatment of killer diseases like heart failure, liver and tuberculosis which used to be sent abroad for checkup is now being undertaken on the basis of internal resources, Mr. Samuel elaborated.

Noting that the Laboratory is playing major role in prescribing correct medication as regards communicable diseases through carrying out clear and reliable lab exams, he indicated that the necessary checkup is being taken on any drinking and  food stuff before it is supplied to the market.

Mr. Samuel went on to say that all staff members in the Laboratory have first degree in various fields, and that it is sending its staff members abroad for higher education.

The head of microbiology department in the national laboratory, Mr. Berhane Teklu, said on his part that the department is actively engaged in issuing permits to drugs imported from abroad following close lab checkups, offering practical training courses, mapping out “laboratory plan” that is put to implementation at the national level and assessing its effectiveness, among others.

 

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