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Santo Antão: Analysis Laboratory at the João Morais Regional Hospital without reagents for two months

Ribeira Grande, Jun 10  (Inforpress) — The clinical analysis laboratory at the João Morais Regional Hospital, Santo Antão, has been without reagents for two months, said the director, Nilton Sousa, justifying that the issue “exceeds” the acquisition capacity of the hospital.

Glycemia, Creatinine and PCR are some of the reagents which are breaking in the hospital stock. Nilton Sousa told Inforpress that with the advent of COVID-19,  Emprofac, the company in charge to supply medicines to the national warehouse, has haddifficulty in this sense  resulting the lack of reagents at the  João Morais Regional Hospital.

According to the same source, the Ministry of Health has made “efforts at all levels” to address some “shortcomings” and ensured that if there were  other companies to supply reagents, the hospital he run “could try” with its own means to purchase the reagents in order to address the deficiency in stock of these products.

The director of the hospital also announced that, at the moment, the Ministry of Health is providing laboratories with new equipment in order to improve the responsiveness and already with reagent guarantees from companies that provide equipment to the Ministry of Health.



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