Speaking to the media, Dr Atwine the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health confirmed that they have decided to revise the costs for covid19 tests after International trade normalizing. This has reduced the costs of transporting the testing kits and other supplies into the country from the bases of the manufacturers.
Currently, Uganda has so far lost close to 100 people to COVID-19, and therefore the public needs to take seriously the guidance on prevention all the time when in public especially during this campaign period.
The Ministry of Health has revised the cost of the COVID-19 test from 240,000 to 185,000 shillings, Atwine said.
She also added that this applies to special categories of people that are required to undergo mandatory testing and given a COVID-19 certificate.
Government is continuing with its efforts in ensuring that everyone is able to get the necessary services regarding the testing and treatment of COVID-19 for all persons including; truck drivers entering the country, people travelling out of the country, Ugandan and Visitors coming into the country without negative COVID-19 certificates, private individuals or organisations that want to test their staff.
Dr Atwine also encouraged the rest of the people who wish to know their status to check into any government hospital for free services.
I want to continue encouraging members of the public that if you suspect to have been exposed to COVID-19, please go for a test at a government facility for free, Atwine said.
Let us continue wearing our Masks, washing of hands with soap all the time and maintaining social distancing as well. The deadly disease is still in the community and it kills.