Dr Manaouda Malachie has given some guidelines on how Cameroonians can get the PCR test, which is now paid, and a prerequisite in a number of circumstances, for instance traveling into and out of the country.
The Health Minister informed the national and international public on Monday, that the payment of PCR screening tests against COVID-19 in Cameroon at a flat rate of 30.000 FCFA, will be effective from Wednesday 15 June 2022, through the public revenue dematerialization platform of the Ministry of Finance at the address: https://tresorpublic.cm.
“The enrollment process at the said platform allows the generation of a unique code and a payment receipt that the user will present at one of the sampling sites of the network of laboratories approved for carrying out these tests” Dr Manaouda Malachie said in a release.
He added that “at the end of the process, the test result and the payment receipt will be systematically checked at border health posts before boarding.”
The Health Boss further pointed out that payment will also be made on physical sites at the National Public Health Laboratory in Yaounde, the Laquintinie Hospital in Douala, and at the Garoua Regional Hospital Center.
“The establishment of other physical payment sites is imminent in Bafoussam as well as at all Border Health Posts” the Minister added.
According to Cameroon health authorities, COVID-19 remains a major health concern.
Maintaining PCR testing is considered one of the ways through which the spread of the pandemic can continuously be curbed.
Given that the financial burden on the State has been enormous over the past three years as indicated by the government, the testing is no longer free, thus the cost 30.000 FCFA.