Since then, Medipark Diagnostics, run by him along with five other doctors who have raised $ 1 million to buy the device, has become a backbone of the poor medical infrastructure, due to sponsor support.
Hospitals in the war-torn city once had to wait weeks to get results of blood tests, now using laboratories to check for conditions including HIV and hepatitis.
Dini, 37, whose research took him to India and China, said: “We have supplies and our molecular pathologists have contacted other pathologists. test for COVID-19 in other countries ”.
Until July, Medipark was the only private laboratory in the city to test the virus, but since then its technicians have been training government health workers to conduct the tests.
“We need … and we are appreciated,” he said.
Medipark has arranged pipeline to import the necessary reagents for the assays, including the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay used for COVID-19. It employs staff from Kenya, Lebanon and India to operate and maintain imported equipment from Europe, Asia and the United States.
More than 2 million people do not have enough food. Many people live in crowded, unhygienic camps, raising concerns that COVID-19 could stalk vulnerable residents.
So far, that hasn’t happened. However, the Ministry of Health has recorded 4,229 infections and 107 deaths during the pandemic, with a large area of the country restricted by fighting, which could be a low number.
“I am delighted to help my community and make a difference,” Ali Muse, who has interned in Rwanda and South Sudan, said before returning two years ago to help open the lab.