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MoPH accredits 4 COVID-19 testing centres in Turkey

 

QNA

Doha

 

Within the framework of the continuous efforts to maintain public health and enhance services provided to citizens abroad to combat coronavirus (COVID-19), the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has approved four centres for Qatari citizens to take COVID-19 tests in Turkey.

In a statement on Monday, the ministry said that citizens in the Turkish territory can visit the accredited hospitals for a COVID-19 test and obtain COVID-free certificates.

The certificate is valid for 48 hours only.

The accredited hospitals are Ankara Sehir Hospital, Yesilkoy Murat Dilmener Emergency Hospital, Basaksehir Cam ve Sakura Sehir Hospital and Kartal Dr Litfi Kirdar hospital.

The statement said travellers who are in Turkey and are residents of Qatar could benefit from the service if they wish to return to Qatar starting with the third phase of lifting the precautionary measures that are in place as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

When the test is conducted in one of the accredited centres and the person found to be free of the virus, this qualifies him to obtain an exception from the mandatory hotel quarantine in Qatar, provided that the certificate holder is committed to home-quarantine for a period of 14 days upon arrival in Qatar after signing the pledge of the home-quarantine in accordance with the procedures and the standards set by the Ministry of Public Health.

The health ministries in both the countries had signed memoranda of understanding. The MoPH is currently in the process of accrediting reliable medical centres for COVID-19 tests for Qatari citizens in some other countries.

The MoPH has urged citizens to practice social distance, wear masks and adhere to all procedures and laws announced by the competent authorities in Turkey.

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