ADK Opens New COVID-19 PCR Test Lab at VIA

ADK Hospital in partnership with LUX* Resorts & Hotels has opened a laboratory in Velana International Airport (VIA).

The laboratory was officially opened in a virtual ceremony held on Wednesday with the Minister of Tourism, Dr. Abdulla Mausoom in attendance.

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Located at the Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) terminal, the laboratory intends to allow passengers more convenience in undergoing PCR tests.

Speaking on the occasion, ADK Group’s CEO, Ahmed Nashid thanked TMA for allocating the space to build the lab for free of charge. He also thanked LUX* Resorts & Hotels for their generous assistance in building the lab.

Nashid said that the new lab is equipped with the latest technology and tests will be processed using a fully automated Roche LightCycler 480 PCR System.

Moreover, Nashid revealed that ADK will be reducing the rates for PCR tests, following the inauguration of the new lab.

From 23rd December onward, ADK will charge tourists USD 70 instead of the previous USD 80 for PCR tests. Similarly, locals and foreigners with work visas will be charged MVR 1,100.

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