KP Launches COVID-19 Pool Testing in Pakistan, Increasing Capacity by 5 Times

According to KP’s Health Minister, Taimur Khan Jhagra, the province is going to start pool testing for COVID-19, increasing its testing capacity by 3 to 5 times.

The pool testing will be carried out at the Khyber Medical University (KMU), the minister said in a press briefing.

KMU, KP’s flagship coronavirus testing lab, has conducted 27 trials of pool testing. The results of the tests were 100% accurate. As a result, KMU is now mandated to perform pool tests.


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Pool Testing

Pool testing involves taking swab samples from all individuals in a sample population and carrying out a combined test of them using the PCR procedure.

For instance, health officials have to take swab samples from a sample population of 200 individuals and test them for COVID-19.

In individual testing, officials must have to test 200 swab samples individually which consumes a lot of time and resources.

In pool testing, the population can be divided into 40 pools comprising each of 5 swab samples. Now, health authorities get to test each pool collectively rather than testing all 200 individuals.

If the result of a specific pool comes back negative, it means that the entire pool is free from the disease. However, if a specific pool tests positive, it means that this pool is infected. Now, all 5 people in this pool have to be tested individually for the disease.

The pool testing process is not only faster than individual testing but it also increases the overall testing capacity. Germany and other European states are carrying out pool testing which has increased their testing capacity manifold.

  • People of Punjab should remember that Imran Khan has selected a Mechanical Engineer and a Business Manager from a top school ( Mr Jhagra) as the Provincial Minister of Finance of KP.

    Whereas the same Imran Khan is selecting the worst Matric pass people for Punjab in Finance and other fields.
    This cycle is continuing for centuries were Punjabis are enslaved by Foreigners and Darbaris and worse people are given top positions to ruin everything.

    Mr Jhagra and KP is performing in this field as top minister is educated enough to do that. But you will see that Imran Khan will never ever select an Educated Punjabi to run any affairs in Punjab. He will always select Pushtoons, Baloch and Seraikis in Punjab ( Jehangir Tareen ( Afghan Pushtoon, Aleem Khan ( Pathan), Buzdar ( Baloch) etc to ruin everything in Punjab.

    • For 10 years, sharifs had punjab in their hand. They must had appointed punjabis in all important positions. What happened to punjab then?

      • Sharifs don’t call themselves Punjabis. They only call themselves Punjabis when they want to get votes, otherwise they call themselves as Kashmiri Punjabis or Kashmiris only.

        The reality is that Punjab don’t have a Punjabi CM that was able to keep the tenure for 5 years. Establishment always make sure that no Leadership will ever develop among Punjabis as Punjabis look good when they work as slaves of other nationalities and ethnicities.
        So keep your mouth shut and don’t defend the “Nasal Parast Imran Khan”.

      • Sharif appointed the most talented ones without being racist. And we all know that punjab is way ahead than other provinces in all fields.

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