Ukraine conducts most of PCR tests at its own expense, - official

Source : 112 Ukraine

75%-80% of coronavirus tests are performed at the expense of public laboratories, some are transferred to private laboratories
08:06, 5 November 2020

Ukraine's Healthcare Minister

The cost of PCR testing in Ukraine is 720-750 hryvnias (25,3-26,4 dollars), most tests are conducted by the state at its own expense. This was stated by Health Minister Maksym Stepanov on the air of Ukraine 24 TV channel.

According to the head of the Ministry of Health, 75%-80% of coronavirus tests are performed at the expense of public laboratories. In the absence of their capacity, the tests are transferred to private laboratories to avoid queues.

It is worth noting that the Health Ministry expects to increase the daily level of testing from Covid-19 up to 50,000 per day.

Related: WHO claims record increase of Covid-infected people over last week

As we reported earlier, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has allocated one billion hryvnias (34,9 million dollars) from the coronavirus control fund to purchase rapid coronavirus tests.

"We are talking about the purchase of two million rapid tests, their results can be obtained in just a few minutes. This decision is one of many that we take every week in order to support our medical system," Prime Minister Denys Shmygal announced.

Related: Heads of Ukrainian regions ordered to deploy 25,000 beds for Covid-19 patients


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