The Ghana Health Service is warning the public against conducting COVID 19 test at undesignated centres in the Ashanti Region.
It follows reports that some staff of the service are purporting to offer COVID 19 tests for travellers in some of its facilities in the region.
According to the GHS, Only Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR) and the regional public health reference laboratory (PHR Lab) have been designated to conduct covid test for travellers and contact tracing in the region.
In a circular addressed to all medical directors and superintendents, the GHS said” the regional health directorate has not designated any other Ghana Health Service facility to do COVID 19 tests for travellers or walk in clients. Members of the general public have been advised via a press statement not to patronize persons who claim to offer COVID 19 tests for travellers or walk-in clients in GHS facilities.”
The GHS is also warning the public against engaging the services of it staff in facilities other than the KCCR and PHR Lab.