You Cannot Just Walk in For a Free COVID-19 Test – Laboratory Scientists Tell Ghanaians

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The Ghana Association of Biomedical Laboratory Scientists (GAMBMLS) has clarified the necessary requirements that must be met before one can receive free Coronavirus tests.

In an interview with Citi FM, Dr. Dennis Adu Gyamfi, Public relations officer of GABMLS explained individuals must go through a process before they are attended to. A person in need of testing must have a referral letter from an approved hospital. If this requirement is not met, free testing will not be administered.

“You just don’t walk into a laboratory saying you are going to do a COVID test,” he said.

“It must be requested, it must go through the Surveillance Outbreak Response Analyses tool or system, that it is where nationally we can all see the data that is coming from laboratories and we use it to manage what we are having from our end,” he further added.

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