Government reduce test for Covid-19 at KIA to US$50 – Health Minister

Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, President Akufo-Addo’s nominee for Minister for Health, has indicated that President Nana Akufo-Addo has taught that the charge for COVID-19 tests at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) be decreased.

The cost of the test at KIA is as of now at US$150, yet per the public authority’s new order, the charge will be diminished to $50.

The Minister made this known to parliamentarians on Friday, January 29.

He didn’t show when the reduction will start operating.

This directives are in place due to the agreement by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) a week ago to cover the charge for testing inside the sub-district.

On Friday, three MPs, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa (NDC-North Tongu MP); Laadi Ayii Ayamba (NDC-Pusiga) and Lydia Seyram Alhassan (NPP-Ayawaso West Wuogon), raised worries about the destruction brought about by Coronavirus in the country and the expense related with testing at the air terminal.

Yet, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu guaranteed the house, “The president has really provided orders that we ought to rapidly make implementation modalities to perceive how best this can be actualized in our country. I accept if anything by any stretch of the imagination, equal citizens will have the option to get to the $50 at the air terminal concurred by the ECOWAS people group.”

Kwaku Agyemang-Manu clarified that the $150 heretofore charged was not fixed for nothing, however that the foundation that was put at the air terminal to attempt to do this test effectively was “very unrivaled around the entire world”.

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