JPA calls for allowing pharmacies to sell rapid COVID-19 testing kits

Jordan

Published: 2021-02-20 14:46

Last Updated: 2021-03-01 10:53


JPA calls for allowing pharmacies to sell rapid COVID-19 testing kits
JPA calls for allowing pharmacies to sell rapid COVID-19 testing kits

The Head of the Jordan Pharmacists Association (JPA) Zaid Al-Kilani Saturday called on the Ministry of Health to allow pharmacies and laboratories to sell rapid coronavirus testing kits.

Kilani pointed out that setting up a mechanism, through which test results can be shared with the ministry, would increase the overall number of COVID-19 tests conducted in Jordan on a daily basis. He added that this would also help the ministry collect more information, especially from people in remote areas.

He said the syndicate will not object to work on qualifying pharmacists and setting instructions in place, including a mechanism to share tests results with the ministry. He suggested taking patients' personal information and sending it to the ministry, which is the mechanism implemented in many countries across the world.

The Director of Al-Bashir Hospitals and member of the National Committee for Epidemics Mahmoud Zureikat previously noted that this test is not a diagnostic COVID-19 test. It also cannot replace PCR tests when required, such as for travel purposes. 


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