Health Minister Victor Zamora on Saturday congratulated the research team —led by
— for the creation of a rapid molecular test to detect coronavirus cases and assured that his portfolio will ease the entire process so that this methodology is included in the protocol for COVID-19 screenings.
The Cabinet member said that —amid a pandemic— "we will speed up all processes to make (the recently-created test) available to our compatriots."
"We are very pleased that this new molecular testing methodology has been produced in Peru
. We congratulate the researchers at Cayetano Heredia (University). The Health Ministry will do everything in its power to facilitate the incorporation of this new method for (the benefit of) Peruvians," he said in remarks to TV Peru.
Likewise, Zamora recalled that —prior to the corresponding formalization— all medications and supplies used for the first time in clinical practice must follow strict protocols to check if they are effective and safe for the population.
"If they meet those requirements, they will be included in the diagnostic or treatment methods. Once they (creators) have a fully finished product, the sanitary registration process will start in Peru," he added.