Whilst other health institutions are charging exorbitant fees to assist COVID-19 patients, Econet Wireless’ Cassava Smartechhealth arm, Maisha Medik is providing free COVID-19 tests.
The company is inviting COVID-19 suspects to use its platform to confirm their status.
“Free COVID-19 Testing with Maisha Testing. Dial 147 if you suspect that you or a loved one has COVID-19,” the company wrote on an advertising flier.
This comes as a huge relief to the general populace who might not have access to heath centres.
Last week, Mater Dei private Hospital through a memo revealed that they are currently charging COVID-19 patients in USD.
“Kindly be advised that all COVID 19 patients are required to pay USD$60 deposits, USD$3000 for casualty and USD$5000 for ICU hospitalisation,” reads the memo.
Meanwhile, COVID-19 cases are increasing with each passing day. To date, the country has recorded 716 cases, 8 deaths and 181 recovered.