"Number of PCR labs will be increased"

The Health Ministry will take steps to increase the number of PCR laboratories as the Cabinet had taken steps to provide the funds to purchase equipmentto control the spread of the COVID-19, Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi said.

She told Parliament yesterday that with the influx of COVID cases in the country, the capacity of the PCR labs will be increased. She said that these labs operate round the clock now.

She was responding to MP Shanakiyan Rajaputhiran Rasamanickam in Parliament.

The MP said that PCR testing in the Eastern Province is at a minimal level and urged the Health Minister to take steps to increase the number of PCR tests in the East.

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