NHRA lists 11 private hospitals offering COVID-19 testing
TDT | Manama
A list of 11 private hospitals in the Kingdom that have been licensed to conduct coronavirus (COVID-19) testing was released yesterday by the National Health Regulatory Authority (NHRA). These private hospitals may conduct testing on patients suspected to be infected with the virus or those who are asymptomatic, at their request.
The 11 hospitals include Middle East Hospital, American Mission Hospital, Awali Hospital, Al Kindi Specialist Hospital, Royal Bahrain Hospital, Ibn Al Nafees Hospital, Bahrain Specialist Hospital, Dr. Tariq Hospital, Noor Specialist Hospital, King Abdulla Medical City and Al Salam Specialist Hospital.
The fees for these tests are to be determined by the private hospital, and they should be between BD40 and BD50. Tests provided in these private hospitals are in accordance with the guidelines and standards approved by the World Health Organisation and the national medical team combatting the coronavirus.
The NHRA said recently that the health institutions will conduct the tests within the hospital premises and then send the collected samples to public health laboratories, where the results will be made known.
The private tests come within the framework of contributing to the national efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Testing provided by the Ministry of Health continue to be available, free of charge, for both citizens and residents in Bahrain.