Magen David Adom helping Congo set up 'drive thru' coronavirus centers

MDA helps medical agencies in Congo set up a 'drive thru' sampling facility. 'From the moment they contacted us, we were ready to help.'

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Magen David Adom tesitng stations in Congo
Magen David Adom tesitng stations in Congo
Magen David Adom

Congo's Honorary Consul in Israel, Dan Gertler, contacted Magen David Adom (MDA), seeking advice and assistance in establishing "drive thru" facilities in in Congo, as part of the country's fight to contain coronavirus.

Magen David Adom accepted the request, providing assistance and building dedicated software for managing the "drive thru" facility in the Congo. In addition, MDA members have prepared a training program incorporating videos and written procedures, which has been passed on to medical professionals who operate the facility in the state.

"During the long period in which we operated the many 'drive thru' sampling facilities, the technology we used proved itself, along with the effective and safe practices that enabled the safety of the individual suspected of being infected, and the testing teams," said MDA Chief of Information Officer Ido Rosenblat.

"From the moment they contacted us, we were ready to help...set up the 'drive thru' sampling facilities in Congo, and to share our knowledge."

Congo Minister of Health Dr. Eteni Longondo and Director- General Sylvain Yuma Ramazani visited the "Drive and Test" facilities, which opened at the end of May, expressing their gratitude to MDA for their cooperation on the project

MDA Director General Eli Bin said, "The medical capabilities and technologies of Magen David Adom, along with the methods we are developing, are among the most advanced in the world. In light of the fight against coronavirus, we have gained extensive experience in obtaining thousands of samples a day, most efficiently and safely, and now we are happy to share knowledge with other medical entities around the world, for the sake of saving human lives."

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