Mawar Medical Centre offers drive-through COVID-19 screening tests

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THE Mawar Medical Centre here is offering drive-through screening tests for COVID-19, said its chairman Datuk Lee Tian Hock today.

He said the service is part of the hospital’s efforts to ease the burden of general hospitals in the light of the high demand from the public for the screenings.

To date, 15 people have made appointments to undergo the screenings which cost RM550 at the centre.

Lee said the centre which is open from Monday until Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, except on public holidays, can conduct the screenings for up to 30 people a day.

“However, for walk-ins, we charge RM650 as the cost involves personal protective equipment of the medical staff which are worn only once during the screening, compared to the drive-through where it can be used for five cases.

“We have also set the number of people who can undergo the screenings to 15 to 20 people a day for the drive-through service and the remainder for walk-ins as the laboratory which has been appointed by the Health Ministry cannot support many specimens,” he said in a statement here today.

Lee, who is the president of Mawar’s hemodialysis centre said the results of the screening will only be known after three days.