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Dubai’s DHA reduces cost of Covid-19 PCR tests at government facilities to Dhs150

Dubai’s DHA reduces cost of Covid-19 PCR tests at government facilities to Dhs150

The cost of these tests at private hospitals will remain capped at Dhs250

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The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has lowered the price of the Covid-19 PCR lab tests undertaken at all government facilities within the emirate to Dhs150.

The cost of these tests at private hospitals will remain capped at Dhs250.

However certain private medical institutions, such as American Hospital are offering outbound Emirates flight passengers the option to test at its facilities across Dubai for Dhs150.

On September 13, DHA had moved to reduce the cost of the test across all facilities in the emirate from Dhs370 to Dhs250.

Read: Dubai’s DHA reduces price of Covid-19 PCR tests to Dhs250

The decision to lower it even further at government hospitals and clinics is pointedly to encourage more people to undergo testing and to make it affordable for them to do so.

Read: Dubai’s Emirates offers Dhs150 Covid tests at American Hospital branches

In Abu Dhabi, the Abu Dhabi Health Services (SEHA) too has reduced the prices for Covid-19 PCR tests to Dhs250 across all its centres. This pricing applies to all of SEHA’s drive-through testing centres across the country.

Last month, the UAE’s Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) announced the inauguration of a new Covid-19 testing centre in Mirbah, Fujairah.

Read: Ras Al Khaimah opens free Covid-19 testing centre for UAE residents and citizens

The centre offers free tests for all UAE citizens and residents of Fujairah.

On September 29, the UAE government announced that it had carried out an additional 98,412 tests over the preceding 24 hours to screen for the virus.

Read: GCC Covid-19 update: UAE registers 995 cases; 528 infections confirmed in Oman

From these, 995 people tested positive for Covid-19.

It also reported 1,076 new recoveries and three deaths as a result of the virus.

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