BRAC’s COVID-19 testing booths to provide service till Dec 31
Published : Sunday, 9 August, 2020 at 8:28 PM Count : 230
The COVID-19 testing booths of BRAC will remain in function till December 31, said the NGO on Sunday.
In a press release BRAC said, “Different national dailies on 8 August reported that BRAC is going to close the operation of its 38 booths for collecting samples for COVID-19 testing. The news was published based on a letter BRAC sent to the Directorate General of Health Services informing that it will be unable to run the booths after 31 August”.
BRAC has been running 97 booths across the country for the last six months with its own funding to assist the DGHS in COVID-19 testing. However, faced with resource constraint, BRAC informed the Director General of DGHS in writing about its inability to operate 40 booths in Dhaka city after 31 August.
In the meantime, BRAC has been reaching out to donors and partners to mobilise resources. BRAC has very recently secured a donation from The Global Fund, which will enable us to keep these booths open till 31 December, 2020.
A letter with the latest updates of the situation was already scheduled to be sent to the DGHS tomorrow Monday (10 August), before which the news was published.