BIO-SAFETY LEVEL 2 LAB FOR DENGUE COMPLETED

Taiwanese Ambassador to Solomon Islands, H.E. Te Sun Yu. Photo: Courtesy of SIBC

Taiwanese Ambassador to Solomon Islands, H.E. Te Sun Yu. Photo: Courtesy of SIBC

The Republic of China Taiwan has successfully completed the installation of a bio-safety level two laboratory to fight dengue fever in Solomon Islands.

The laboratory is fitted with high standard equipments at the National Referral Hospital, NRH, in Honiara .

A three-man dengue specialist team led by Dr. Ruby Jih-Jin Tsai, from Taiwan’s Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital recently visited the NRH to fine tune the precision instruments of the lab.

The team with the cooperation of NRH and that of Taiwan Health Center led by Sophie Yu-Hsuan Wang, successfully operated the lab.

Meanwhile, WHO Representative in Solomon Island, Ms Audry Aumua and Ambassador Victor Te-Sun Yu from R.O.C. Taiwan has also visited the laboratory.

Ms Aumua admired the vital contribution of Taiwan toward Solomon in medical aid, and call for strengthened medical cooperation through the usage of the lab.

The specialized laboratory is not only for dengue virus, but can also be applied to identify other viral infections.

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