The Israel Ministry of Defense is working to expand the
COVID-19 testing capabilities of the State of Israel. While the Ministry is
still engaged in negotiations to expand its agreement with My Heritage, the
Directorate of Production and Procurement (DOPP), has also recently published a
tender for the establishment of two additional labs with the capacity to
process tens of thousands of samples per day.
The tender has been formulated in accordance with the
requirements of the Ministry of Health, and aims to assist in achieving the
goal set by Minister of Defense, Benny Gantz and National Coronavirus Project
Coordinator, Professor Ronni Gamzu – that of reaching a capacity of 60,000
tests per day.
The DOPP aims to establish one lab in the north and one in
the south of Israel, in order to shorten both the delivery time of samples to
labs, as well as response time to patients following testing.