President Nana Akufo-Addo has ordered that the price of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) PCR testing should be reduced.
Health officials and the antigen test company at KIA are required to charge 50 dollars rather than the previous amount, which is 150 dollars.
Nevertheless, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Health Minister-designate, who announced the reduction on the parliamentary floor on Friday, didn’t say when the reduction will take effect.
The outcome is an agreement by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to reduce the costs of testing within the sub-region.
He said this while contributing to a statement made on the floor by North Tongu MP, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa; Pusiga MP, Laadi Ayii Ayamba and Ayawaso West Wuogon MP, Lydia Seyram Alhassan.
The three Representatives expressed questions about the country’s havoc caused by Covid-19 and the cost of testing.
In response, Mr Agyemang Manu said that when international borders opened, the President ordered that the cost of testing be reduced to $50 from $150.
The minister also reiterated that free tests were performed by public laboratories except for travelers.
In terms of vaccination, the President and stakeholders have met on how Ghana could be vaccinated against Covid-19, he added.
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