Government Announces Free Covid-19 Tests At Public Labs

The government through the Ministry of Health (MoH) has directed public laboratories in the country to offer free Covid-19 tests for all walk-in requests from persons with ill health, contact tracing and those exposed to the infection.

In a statement issued by the MoH and signed by its Ag. Chief Director, Kwabena Boadu Oku-Afari, the public Covid-19 testing laboratories providing walk-in services can only charge travellers for testing.
“All walk-in requests such as ill-health, contact tracing and exposure must be done free-of-charge using public health resources,” the statement indicated. “All public health laboratories are to take note and comply.”

Below is the list of public health laboratories

  • National Public Health Reference Laboratory,
  • Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research
  • Kumasi Center for collaborative Research
  • Veterinary Services Department- Labone
  • Veterinary Services Department- Takoradi
  • Public Health Reference Laboratory -Sekondi-Tarkoradi
  • University Health and Allied Sciences Laboratory – Ho
  • MDS-LANCET- East Legon
  • Nyaho Diagnostic Laboratory -Accra
  • AKAI House Laboratory- Accra
  • Council for Scientific and Industrial Research- Accra
  • LEDing Medical Laboratory
  • The Trust Hospital Company Ltd
  • Synlab Ghana