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We have the capacity to test more than 2000 samples

The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) released a statement in response to a report by TV3 Ghana concerning the institute's capacity to test.

The Institute on their official twitter handle that they have the capacity to conduct more than 2000 tests and that the public should not doubt the figures that come our from them.

The subject of number of tests done and number of people tested has been a major bone of contention since the President'saddress on Covid 19 lifting the lockdown restrictions against movement.

The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR) set up in 1979 as a semi-autonomous institute of the University is the leading biomedical research facility in Ghana. The Institute is the result of joint efforts by Prof. E. O. Easmon, former Dean of the University of Ghana Medical School, Prof. Kenji Honda of Fukushima Medical School in Japan and the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA). It was built by the Government of Japan and donated to the Government and people of Ghana in honour of the distinguished Japanese researcher Dr. Hideyo Noguchi, who researched into yellow fever in Ghana and died from the disease in the country in 1928.

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