PHCC temporarily suspends COVID-19 PCR testing for people traveling abroad
The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) has temporarily halted the provision of COVID-19 PCR swabs for people traveling abroad.
This service will only be provided by certain private health care facilities. In a post on its Twitter page, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has shared a list of these private health centers.
قائمة بأسماء المنشآت الصحية التي تم الموافقة لها من قبل وزارة الصحة العامة لعمل المسحات الخاصة لفيروس كوفيد - ١٩— وزارة الصحة العامة (@MOPHQatar) April 4, 2021
A LIST OF THE HEALTH FACILITIES THAT HAVE BEEN APPROVED BY THE MINISTRY OF PUBLIC HEALTH TO MAKE PCR TEST FOR THE COVID-19 VIRUS pic.twitter.com/v4iwWbHBhC
According to MoPH, the PHCC teams at health centers are among those leading the National COVID-19 Vaccination Program and the staff has been working tirelessly to provide COVID-19 swabs for people showing signs and symptoms of the virus.
The decision has been taken to help these teams focus more on offering services to people with COVID-19 and those being vaccinated.
"When the second wave is suppressed and pressure is eased on PHCC healthcare teams, this important service will resume at primary health centers," according to MoPH.
PHCC temporarily ceases the provision of COVID-19 PCR swabs for people traveling abroad.— وزارة الصحة العامة (@MOPHQatar) April 4, 2021
Private sector to provide all COVID-19 PCR swabs for people traveling abroad. pic.twitter.com/8vcZmJX6JB
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