Tribune News Network
The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) has decided to set a flat rate for COVID -19 swab test in private health facilities at QR300.
The decision will come into effect from Thursday, April 8.
Noura Abdullah Al Mulla, Director of Health Facilities Licensing and Accreditation Department, pointed out that the new pricing decision comes to reduce the burden on individuals, especially after the temporary suspension COVID-19 testing for individuals wanting to travel abroad. This decision came to reduce the pressure on the healthcare staff at the health facilities and help them focus on providing services for COVID-19 infected, suspected, or those receiving the vaccine.
Al Mulla affirmed that the MoPH is monitoring the compliance of private healthcare facilities with the COVID-19 swab pricing decision.
She also commended the huge collaboration of the private healthcare facilities and the important role they play in supporting the public sector in combating COVID-19 pandemic being a key partner of the public health sector.
The MoPH announced a list of 44 health facilities approved to carry out the COVID-19 tests.