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Tanzania suspends 114 health laboratories over poor performance

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | Xinhua | Tanzania’s Private Health Laboratories Board on Friday announced the suspension of 114 health laboratories over poor performance.

“The 114 laboratories across the country have been suspended pending their improvement that will enable them to deliver high standard services,” said Dominic Fwiling’afu, the registrar of the Private Health Laboratories Board.

Fwiling’afu told a press conference in the capital Dodoma that 849 health laboratories across the country were inspected between April 2020 and October 2021.

“About 114 of the inspected laboratories did not meet conditions for running the laboratories, including employing qualified personnel and delivery of accurate tests results,” he said.

Fwiling’afu said the inspection was conducted in Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, Tanga and Morogoro regions.

He said the correct treatment of diseases relied heavily on accurate results released by the laboratories after tests.



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