The Ministry of Public Health has announced through a memo that private health care facilities are now allowed to carry out swabbing for the COVID-19 test.
The memo 7/2020 states that:
Private Health Care Facilities are allowed to carry out swabbing for the COVID-19 test and send the swabs to Hamad Medical Corporation laboratories for testing.
Private Health Care Facilities are allowed to perform swabbing for the following categories:
The health care facility is allowed to add no more than 50 riyals to the actual test cost of Hamad Medical Corporation.
This applies only for COVID-19 PCR testing and other rapid testing are not permitted.
Source: Ministry of Public Health
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