The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has approved Sahel Medical Centre, a private laboratory in Katsina State, as centre for the testing of suspected Covid-19 samples.
The approval of the laboratory, which is situated in Katsina metropolis, followed series of assessments by the NCDC officials.
The Governor, Aminu Bello Masari, who disclosed this on Tuesday while briefing journalists at the Government House on the progress made by the state government on the fight against Covid-19, said the laboratory has the capability of testing 270 samples within 24 hours.
The governor explained that the state government would soon sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the management of the laboratory to commence testing of samples.
According to him, “The state government has concluded arrangements with Sahel Medical Centre for future testing of samples from suspected Covid-19 cases. The MoU would be signed soon to commence testing this week.”