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MAY 19, 2021 BY ADMIN

The Institut Pasteur du Cambodge (IPC) reached 500K Covid-19 test

 

The Institut Pasteur du Cambodge (IPC) has been at the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic response since January 2020. The Virology Unit, along with support and collaboration from all other Units, has been working tirelessly to combat COVID-19 in Cambodia under the auspices of the Cambodian Ministry of Health. As of May 18th, 2021, the IPC Virology Unit has performed over 500,000 qRT-PCR tests for the molecular detection of SARS-CoV-2.

 

Overall, the institution has come together with attentiveness and professionalism as a whole to contribute to the need for SARS-CoV-2 testing, ranging from reception of samples, to labeling, extraction, testing, data management, and rapid communication of results. 

 

This achievement of half a million tests does not represent a pre-set target, but it reflects the preparedness and determined efforts of the highly dedicated COVID-19 team at IPC, encompassing both molecular diagnostics and data management. Support for SARS-CoV-2 testing at IPC would also not be possible without the incredible support from logistics, provisions, IT, maintenance, and administration (around 100 people). Together all individuals have committed to meet the MoH’s need for timely lab results in order to respond to and control COVID-19 in Cambodia. Of course, none of these efforts would be possible without the understanding, compassion, and indirect support from friends, families, spouses, and children as the teams work day and night, especially during the epidemic spikes with increased numbers of incoming samples.

 

This achievement of half a million tests does not represent a pre-set target, but it reflects the preparedness and determined efforts of the highly dedicated COVID-19 team at IPC, encompassing both molecular diagnostics and data management. Support for SARS-CoV-2 testing at IPC would also not be possible without the incredible support from logistics, provisions, IT, maintenance, and administration (around 100 people). Together all individuals have committed to meet the MoH’s need for timely lab results in order to respond to and control COVID-19 in Cambodia. Of course, none of these efforts would be possible without the understanding, compassion, and indirect support from friends, families, spouses, and children as the teams work day and night, especially during the epidemic spikes with increased numbers of incoming samples.

The Direction of the Institut Pasteur du Cambodge would sincerely like to express our warmest thanks to all staff for their achievements since the beginning of the pandemic for the benefit of the Cambodian population. 

 

The Institut Pasteur du Cambodge also thanks the Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization, all development partners, and donors for their continued support.

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