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Shaukat Khanum Hospital is now offering free Coronavirus tests

The Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Center (SKMCH&RC), Lahore is leading the fight against coronavirus from the front.

The Charity Hospital, which offers cancer treatment free of charge to 70 per cent of deserving patients, is now providing cost-free diagnostic tests for the disease. Notice that other high-end private hospitals charge as much as Rs. 8000 for the Covid-19 diagnosis.

The cost to SKMCH&RC of the COVID-19 test, including the purchase of test kits, is Rs 8,000 per test.

However, for those tested at SKMCH&RC, Lahore, all hospital charges and fees, including testing costs for coronavirus infection, have been waived as part of our contribution to the common welfare at this time of national need.

Virus outbreak Pakistan
A health official of an emergency rescue service checks the body temperature of a government employee in Peshawar, Pakistan, Thursday, March 12, 2020. The vast majority of people recover from the new coronavirus. According to the World Health Organization, most people recover in about two to six weeks, depending on the severity of the illness. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)

The statement noted that the free test service is only available at Shaukat Khanam Hospital’s Lahore facility, where they have established a fully equipped camp. ‘ Camp- is a trialing and initial assessment center for coronavirus patients, it added.

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