Symptom-free people can take COVID-19 test at home: Health Ministry

Symptom-free people can take COVID-19 test at home: Health Ministry

Female doctor holding application form while consulting patient

KUALA LUMPUR (March 20): People who do not have symptoms can take the COVID-19 test at home without having to go to a health facility, according to the Health Ministry.

In an FAQ (frequently asked questions) response, it said those who want to make use of the service, arranged in collaboration with the private sector, can set the time of the home visit to take the blood sample.

“The private company will impose a charge for the service to take the sample,” it said in a statement.

The Ministry said this service is currently provided by, among others, BookDoc; Pantai Premier Pathology Sdn Bhd; Lablink (M) Sdn Bhd (KPJ); Qualitas Medical Group Sdn Bhd; Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur; Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur; Pantai Hospital Cheras; Pantai Hospital Klang; Pantai Hospital Ayer Keroh, Melaka; Twin Towers Medical Centre, KLCC; and DoctorOnCall.

Interested members of the public can surf the websites of these companies for more information.

Meanwhile, the Ministry advised the people to use the 3-ply surgical face mask to help check the spread of COVID-19

Source: EdgeProp