Text message now informs citizens of PCR test result

Jordan

Published: 2020-10-22 13:40

Last Updated: 2020-10-22 13:46


Text message now informs citizens of PCR test result
Text message now informs citizens of PCR test result

All citizens will now receive their PCR test result in an text message, said a Ministry of Health official Thursday.

All those who get tested will receive a message informing them whether they tested negative or positive for COVID-19.

Director of E-Transformation and Information Technology Directorate Fatima Hammad said the aim is to quickly inform citizens of their test results so that they can isolate themselves in a timely manner, which helps to reduce further spreading of the virus.

She explained that COVID-19 investigation teams have started entering data electronically and using barcode stickers. 

The new electronic system includes laboratories in all sectors aiming to establish a comprehensive national database for all the PCR test results.