It became known in which Penza medical institutions new laboratories for the detection of COVID-19 will open. This was announced by the Acting Minister of Health of the Penza Region, Alexander Nikishin, at a meeting of the operational headquarters on Tuesday, November 17.
“Additional laboratories will be opened on the basis of the children's hospital in Kuznetsk, the center for specialized types of medical care, the regional hospital named after NN Burdenko ", - specified Nikishin.
Money for new laboratories - 15 million 715 thousand rubles. - were allocated from the federal budget. The etiological diagnosis of a new coronavirus infection in them will be carried out by means of nucleic acid amplification.
And about. Governor Nikolai Simonov ordered to intensify work on the creation of laboratories: to purchase the necessary equipment and train the specialists who will work in them.
As of November 17, testing for COVID-19 covered 32.41% of the region's population: 100,214 people were examined in the virological laboratory of the FBUZ "TsGE in the Penza Region", 322,912 - in the laboratories of the medical network.