The number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan and rest of the world are increasing gradually, however China witnessing decrease in rate; where the virus was originally reported. The Global Pandemic has placed the Pakistan’s healthcare system under tremendous pressure with frontline medical professionals already working around the clock. However to keep situation under control, the Government of Pakistan is making all efforts to ensure the safety of citizens by providing best possible assistance specially those, who show any sort of symptoms and want to get tested for coronavirus. Although COVID-19 testing differs by location. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and want to get tested, the government has released a list of facilities that are carrying out coronavirus test in Pakistan.
However Before knowing about the centres for coronavirus tests in in Pakistan, take a look at Drive Through Testing Centre in Karachi which definitely is one of its kind.
Drive Through Testing Centre for Coronavirus
Sindh Government recently established a drive-through COVID-19 testing facility at Jahangir Kothari Parade in Clifton, Karachi.
Moreover It is believed to be the first-of-its-kind coronavirus testing centre in Pakistan.
Furthermore This facility allows suspected patients to avoid long queues at hospitals and get themselves tested for the disease hassle free.
However Here is how one can get tested at the facility.
Firstly Call 021-99203012 to reserve a slot
Be sure to arrive at the facility on time.
Then, You need to write the serial number and name on a piece of paper and put it on vehicle’s dashboard.
Afterwards, Medical Officials present will ask few questions related to travel history and symptoms.
In addition to this, The doctor will assess the result and will either ask the person to leave or proceed for the test.
Moreover Health professionals will collect a sample for coronavirus test.
Furthermore The test results will be communicated after 24 hours through Whats App or a text message.
Coronavirus Test Centres in Pakistan Complete List
Virology Lab at National Institute of Health.
Address: Park Road, Chak Shahzad, Islamabad.
Phone number: 051-9255090-2, 051-9255112-4
Meanwhile for those who live in Karachi can visit these hospitals for COVID-19 testing.
AGA KHAN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL KARACHI
Address: National Stadium Rd, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi.
Phone number: 021-111 911 911
CIVIL HOSPITAL KARACHI
Address: Mission Road, near Nanakwara, Karachi
Phone number: 021-99215740
DOW UNIVERSITY OJHA CAMPUS
Address: Suparco Road, Gulzar-e-Hijri, Scheme 33, Karachi
Phone number: 021-99232660, 021-38771111
Address: Plot C-76, Sector 31/5, Opposite Darussalam Society, Korangi Crossing, Karachi
Phone number: 021-35112709-17
Also For those who live in Lahore and nearby areas, these are the COVID-19 testing centres designated by the government.
Punjab AIDS Lab Lahore
Address: PACP Complex, 6-Birdwood Road, Lahore
Phone number: 042-99201092-93
Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital Lahore
Address: Khayaban-e-Firdousi, Block R3, Johar Town, Lahore
Phone number: 042-35905000
Phone number: 0311-1456789
In addition to this, You can simply call or send them a Whats app message to request a free home sample collection. The test charges will apply.
Meanwhile, in Multan, coronavirus tests are being conducted at Nishtar Hospital.
Address: Nishtar Road, Justice Hamid Colony, Multan.
Phone number: 061-9330153
Also The Punjab Health Laboratory at Khyber Medical University is conducting tests for coronavirus in Peshawar.
Address: F1, Phase 6, Hayatabad, Peshawar
Phone number: 0800 00742
Although In Quetta, the Punjab Health Laboratory at Fatima Jinnah Chest and General Hospital will carry out COVID-19 tests.
Address: Brewery Road, Quetta
Phone number: 0800 00742
Furthermore A mobile diagnostic centre has also been established in the city.
Undoubtedly The residents of Gilgit Baltistan region can visit DHQ Hospital Gilgit for the testing service.
Address: Hospital Rd, Gilgit, Gilgit-Baltistan
Phone number: 058-11920253
Moreover Abbas Institute of Medical Science selected as the coronavirus testing centre for the Azad Jammu and Kashmir region.
Address: Ambore, Muzaffarabad
Phone number: 058-22921016
Also Those living in Sukkur and nearby areas can visit Gambat Institute Of Medical Sciences for coronavirus testing.
Address: Gambat, Khairpur
Phone number: 024-3640160, 720772-773
Coronavirus Test Charges
Although Government hospitals conducting coronavirus tests in Pakistan for free.
However, private laboratories are charging PKR 7,900 for the tests.
Furthermore Aga Khan University Hospital in Karachi, only test a patient for the virus following their screening results, which costs PKR 1050 and it can be done on a walk-in basis.
Coronavirus in Pakistan Cases
Moreover the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan has passed the tally of 8000.