On April 28, president Emomali Rahmon and Dushanbe Mayor Rustam Emomali attended a ceremony of opening of the National Reference Laboratory, according to the Tajik president’s official website.
The total cost of the laboratory is 23.8 million somoni, including 7.857 million somoni spent for construction of the building and 16 million somoni spent to provide the laboratory with the German state-of-the-art medical equipment.
60 skilled specialists reportedly worked with the laboratory. They have taken training course to operate the new equipment.
On the same day, Emomali Rahmon and Rustam Emomali gave start to the construction of a new main building of Tajik State Medical University.
An estimated budget for construction of the new main building of the Medical University is 85.416 million somoni. It will consist of three nine- and four-story buildings, the president’s website said.
The completion of the laboratory analysis on a sample or specimen may require methods and procedures that the laboratory does not have. Also, standards of medical practice or legal requirements may dictate the completion of testing by another laboratory. In these cases, the first laboratory may send the specimen, some part of the specimen, or something derived from the initial examination of the specimen to another laboratory that can complete the examination. In these instances, the sending of the material to be analyzed is considered a referral, and the second laboratory is the “reference laboratory.” In general, this term is applied to any laboratory that does additional analysis or testing on a sample or specimen sent from another laboratory. (News.tj/Business World Magazine)