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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (Seha) on its social media platforms on Saturday has announced that it has further reduced the cost of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests.
Now a PCR test at any of Seha testing centres will cost only Dhs85.
According to Seha’s posts on its twitter and Instagram platforms the new rate is “effective immediately.”
“We have reduced the price of the PCR nose swab test effective immediately across all Seha testing centres,” tweeted Seha.
Twelve new Coronavirus 2019 drive-thru screening centers formally opened to the public across the seven emirates on Sunday morning to complement the services of several others in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
During his visit, Sheikh Khalid was briefed by Salem Al Noaimi, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Health Services Company, SEHA, on the contribution of the drive-through testing facilities in the nation’s response to the global pandemic.
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The DHA reduced the cost of COVID-19 testing to make it more accessible to the public and encourage proactive medical examinations as a precautionary and preventive measure.
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