Members of the general public will now pay N20,000 for COVID-19 take a look at in Niger State, the Commissioner for Well being Dr. Mohammed Makunsidi has acknowledged.
In keeping with him, that is the price agreed upon by the state government council and the change begins instantly.
The commissioner stated those that would pay the price are those that want the COVID-19 take a look at to journey overseas or for different private functions.
He added that individuals who fall into the class of contact tracing and people who had been really useful by a medical officer to be examined for exhibiting indicators of the virus and posing a menace to the general public can be examined free.
“For these from the general public, who’ve been really useful from the hospital or for contact tracing who’re required to do the take a look at, theirs is freed from cost. Now, if you wish to journey overseas, otherwise you want it for employment or different functions apart from contact tracing and suggestion from a medical officer, you should pay N20,000,” he stated.
Chatting with reporters in Minna, Makunsidi defined that the quantity, which is subsidised by the federal government, would assist to bridge the price of consumables, laboratory upkeep and guarantee a longtime sustainability framework.
He stated different federal well being establishments cost N39,500 for the COVID-19 take a look at however the state authorities is subsidising its charge by N19,500.
He defined that the COVID-19 bills have gotten costly for the federal government alone to shoulder the duty, including that the end up for testing was rising day by day and every testing equipment prices the state authorities N35,000 to obtain.
“The price of sustaining the laboratories, together with the facility provide, machines, chemical substances and reagents and different supplies are an excessive amount of for the federal government to proceed providing the providers at a big scale, freed from cost.”