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COVID-19 testing at ADK for MVR 675

National Emergency Operation Center (NEOC) has revealed that COVID-19 tests at ADK Hospital will cost MVR 675.

Speaking at the NEOC press conference tonight, Spokesperson Mohamed Mabrook Abdul Aziz said that although ADK Hospital charges MVR 675 per test, it would be paid via Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH). He said that IGMH only requires the equipment for testing and does not charge for the testing itself.

The largest private hospital in the country, ADK Hospital began the installation of a PCR Machine for COVID-19 testing on 13 May 2020. It is a machine capable of testing over 500 samples a day.

While the machine is now being used, sample collection is being handled by the RRT team of the NEOC.