Kassala State Threatens to Close Down Incompetent Malaria Labs
Kassala - Abdulmuiz Hassan, deputy governor of Kassala State, expressed his annoyance with the deterioration of the Malaria Testing Laboratories in the state, this statement came to light in the wake of a study that covered all the Malaria Testing Laboratories in the state which showed that 38% of their test results were incorrect.
Upon addressing the international Day to Combat Malaria yesterday, he threatened to close down any incompatible laboratories, laboratories whose results are incorrect that is.
In the meantime, Dr. Khalid Abdulmutalib, National Coordinator of the Malaria Program, has uncovered that, starting this year, the international Donor Council is going to stop its support to Sudan for four years, a thing which will necessitate an increase in spending for combating Malaria from the localities. He stressed that insecticides must be handled by the federal government instead of the state governments. He disclosed that there are 8 tons of expired insecticides in Kassala State, indicating that disposing of them is very expensive. He said that the infection rate went down to 80%, and the fatality rate to 60%.
By Haffiya Elyas, 06/05/2012