On June 29, the Lagos Government inaugurated a private lab consortium to expand the testing capacity for COVID-19 in the state.
Findings, however, revealed that despite the already high cost of testing at nearly double the monthly minimum wage in the accredited laboratories, some of them levy extra charges they refer to as ‘logistics or mobilisation fee.’ Lara Adejoro leads our series of reports on the accredited facilities
A few of the seven private laboratories accredited by the Lagos Government to conduct COVID-19 tests in the state charge extra pay for their services under a term they describe as “logistics.”
The charge for logistics or mobilisation range from N10,000 to N50,000, PUNCH HealthWise can report.
Findings show that the cost of the test might pose a challenge for the average citizen in the state. (Punch)