COVID-19 testing at Jaffna University temporarily suspended

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 05 May 2020, 23:17 GMT]
Following critical reports of unreliable COVID-19 testing at the laboratories of the Medical Faculty of the University of Jaffna and the prolonged delay in operationalising the test equipment at the Teaching Hospital of Jaffna, the testing activities at the Jaffna University seem to have been temporarily suspended with the explanation of ‘reconstruction work’ at the facility. In the meantime, the State Intelligence Service (SIS) of the SL State has launched an investigation to trace the source of the news leaked to media following reports of failing control tests, informed medical sources in Jaffna told TamilNet.

While the SL SIS was tracing information leak to media in the North, Coronavirus contact-tracing was getting out of control in the suburbs of Colombo in the South, health-care observers in Jaffna commented.

The source of COVID-19 inspection for four people diagnosed in the South was not yet identified, according to Northern Provincial Coordinator of Government Medical Officers’ Association Dr T Kandeepan.

Meanwhile, Jaffna Hospital has started to carry out the tests deploying its equipment beginning from Monday.


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