The Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Professor Amadou Keita was, on Friday October 23, 2020, at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry ( FMOS) and the Faculty of Pharmacy (FAPH) to inquire about the conditions of work in research laboratories. He was accompanied by the United States Ambassador to Mali, His Excellency Dennis Hankins.
From the BSL-3, responsible for inactivating the virus before diagnosis (rendering the virus harmless), to molecular biology laboratory (the unit responsible for diagnosing the virus), the Minister Keita was impressed by the discoveries he made.
“Really, they are benchmark laboratories in the field of medical sciences, with latest generation equipment. Workers deserve to be encouraged and supported…. “, He admitted. He added that he had taken note of the grievances formulated by the Rector of the University of Sciences, Techniques and Technologies of Bamako (USTTB), Prof. Ouaténi Diallo, in particular the lack of research infrastructures.
Note that from the outbreak of the Covid 19 to Friday October 23, 2020 13 000 tests were performed in the laboratory of UCRC, including 10,000 positive cases.
Ibrahima DIA, Communication Officer