Bio-safety level 3 (BSL-3) Diagnostics lab has been established by Sindh Government officials at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre(JPMC) Karachi.
Diagnostics lab for COVID-19 at JPMC has capacity to conduct 100 tests on daily basis. Capacity of lab will be increased in upcoming stage of development,Barrister Murtaza Wahab said.
Sindh Government has also reserved funds on request of JPMC administrative committee. Lab will be set in hospital as well in project. COVID-19 Diagnostics lab to be established in JPMC was planned three weeks ago by federal government but now this plan is materialized by Sindh Government.
BSL-3 lab is designed for Risk group 2 micro organisms and as well as for risk group 3 according to advice of WHO.
Risk group 3 has potential health hazards for living beings while risk group 2 is unlikely to cause hazard.
Virologists,biochemists and molecular scientists have also been appointed for lab on contract basis. Lab is well equipped with advance technology.