The National Health Institute (INS)
—on behalf of the Ministry of Health (Minsa)
— has received from the Russian Federation a donation of 50,000 COVID-19 molecular diagnostic tests valued at more than US$216,000.
"These are the solidarity gestures we should maintain to overcome this pandemic," INS Chief Cesar Cabezas remarked.
The INS representative received the said kits and thanked Russia for this significant support on behalf of the State and people of Peru, who will receive a timely diagnosis of the disease.
The donated supplies include 50 kits of coronavirus 2019-nCoV RNA detection reagents based on PCR "Vector Perrv-2019-nCoV-RG," 450 kits of RT-PCR reagents "COV-2-Tes-R-PCR" and kits of RNA extraction reagents "COV-2-Tes-estract."
Moreover, the Government of the Russian Federation handed over 20,000 tests —consisting of 200 kits of coronavirus 2019-n-CoV RNA detection reagents based on PCR "Vector-Pcrrv-2019-nCoV-RG"— to the Andean Parliament
This important donation is added to the ones made by other governments in the fight against this common enemy.
On the other hand, the National Health Institute reiterates its commitment to continue decentralizing the molecular diagnosis of COVID-19.