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April 3, 2020

SKMCH provides free Covid-19 test service

Lahore

April 3, 2020

LAHORE:Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH&RC) , Lahore, is leading from the front the fight against coronavirus in this time of national need, said a spokesperson for the hospital in a press statement issued to the media on Thursday.

“Cost to SKMCH&RC of performing a Covid-19 test, including purchase of test kits, is Rs 8,000 per test. However, for those being tested at SKMCH&RC, Lahore, all hospital charges and fees, including costs of testing for Covid-19 infection, have been waived as part of our commitment to the greater good in this hour of national need. This is made possible by the generous support of our supporters. All those capable of paying for the test are, nevertheless, encouraged to make a donation to SKMCH&RC,” said the spokesman.

He stated, “The free testing service is only available at Shaukat Khanum Hospital, Lahore, where we have set up a fully equipped ‘Camp-Covid’ which is a triaging and initial assessment centre for coronavirus patients. However, all others who wish to have themselves tested can do so by depositing the patients’ sample, together with the “Persons Under Investigation” (PUI) form, duly completed by the referring physician, at a cost of Rs 8,000 at any of the Shaukat Khanum Laboratory Collection Centres, nationwide.”