COVID-19 test now free for walk-in requests; travelers expected to pay for test

COVID-19 test now free for walk-in requests; travelers expected to pay for test

- The Ministry of Health has decided that all public COVID-19 laboratories offering walk-in services should do that for free

- Travelers are however required to pay when they go in for COVID-19 testing in such facilities.

- All public health facilities are expected to comply with the directive from the ministry

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The Ministry of Health has decided that all public COVID-19 laboratories offering walk-in services should only charge travelers.

According to a statement from the ministry, anyone can walk in and test for COVID-19 for free at public health facilities when that person is contact traced or feels ill and also suspects they have COVID-19 related symptoms.

The statement also indicated that travelers are, however, required to pay when they go in for COVID-19 testing in such facilities.

COVID-19 test now free for walk-in requests; travelers expected to pay for test

COVID-19 test now free for walk-in requests; travelers expected to pay for test
Source: UGC

All public health facilities are expected to comply with the directive from the ministry.

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YEN.com.gh has however sighted a document of some health facilities in some regions that are doing the testing for free.

They are the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research, National public health reference laboratory, Veterinary Services Department at Labone and Takoradi, MDS Lancet laboratory.

The laboratories captured in the photo below are not the only ones to conduct the COVID-19 testing.

The news has drawn a lot of reactions from many people as they shared their sentiments as well.

ZionPryncess Sarah wants something to be done about the arrival fees.

We hope something can also be done about the 'test on arrival fees'. It will help a lot..

Klenam Dzata Colbert believes it is better to pay for the test than to have it free.

Is better to pay than free cos our system even when is payment koraa protocol nam mu na free. You will sit there till thy kingdom come. From personal experience.
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Ing Captain Flamgba was concerned about how long the results will take

How many weeks for results?

Olalekan Amusa believes the Ghana government is trying.

Ghana govt is trying paaaa.

In a related development, Information Minister-designate, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, on Monday, January 25, 2021, said the Akufo-Addo administration is feverishly considering another lockdown as COVID-19 cases in the country continue to increase.

“There’s a possibility of a lockdown and other restrictions,” the Information Minister-designate told journalists in Accra.

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