The Ghana Health Service says they are unable to deliver the test result of Covid-19 on time due to logical constraints at the lab.
The service said this has made it difficult for people to have their results on time.
There have been many concerns about the delay in releasing of test results by the Ghana Health Service.
Reports this week indicate that some Ghanaians who were evacuated from the UK have raised concerns about how they are yet to receive their results after days when their samples were taken.
Some Ghanaians who also raised similar concerns after their samples were taken said it is not helping the fight against the virus because they do not know whether they are positive or not.
But the Director of the GHS, Dr Patrick Aboagye said “We have experienced some delays in the lab, that is because we’ve had a few logistical challenges. The lab requires a lot of PCR,… and then the test kits. There is a global scramble for them sometimes when you have the money you will not always have one but we know that by end of this week we are having a consignment arriving hopefully next week we will start ramping up the test and reduce the delay.”
He has also advised Ghanaians to self isolate the moment their samples are taken because they may be potential positives of the virus.
Ghana’s Covid-19 case count now stands at 18,630. 496 new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded from the last count.
This was announced by the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye on Thursday, July 2, 2020, at a press conference organized by the Information Ministry.
Meanwhile, the numbers of persons who have clinically recovered from the novel disease have also risen to 14,046.
However, the number of persons who have succumbed to the disease remained 117.