GOA: While the rate of Covid-19 infections in the state is increasing alarmingly by the day, for many wanting to get tested, the experience has been far from smooth.
A local, who wanted to get herself tested for Covid urgently so that she could go ahead with a surgery in a private hospital, said she was first sent from the urban health centre in Panaji to the North Goa district hospital at Mapusa.
There, she was tested and charged the Rs 2,000 testing fee, but received her results only after three days, that too, only after pressurising authorities. “I had submitted a letter from the hospital and since I was made to pay, I thought my test would be given priority. In the end, I didn’t even get a PDF file of the result, just an SMS,” Ninoshka Fernandes told.
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