Did you know that you can get tested just by driving through Pantai Hospital Penang? Located at Bayan Baru, this would be the first in the country to unveil such a service, designed for a smoother way of detecting the virus. Each test kit costs RM650.
If you suspect that you may have coronavirus symptoms, here’s how to use the service
Step 1: Call the Careline at 012-577 1889 or 017-578 2899
Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM (Excluding Sundays and Public Holidays)
Step 2: Answer some questions regarding your health condition, so that the health professionals to advice accordingly. Please be upfront and be honest!
Step 3: If you have been asked to come for a test, head to Pantai Hospital Penang. Remember to fast for at least 2 hours before the test, and wear a face mask (because that should just be common sense by now).
Step 4: A sample would be taken from you via a nose swab for testing.
Step 5: Your results will be available between 48 to 72 hours later. If you think that’s long – well, there is an influx in coronavirus cases lately, so give them a break! While waiting for the results, self isolate and rest well.
If you do not have symptoms, you are advised not to take the test. Let our frontliners spend more time saving our patients!
Keep Calm and Stay Home
Everyone is scared and anxious about the uncertain journey ahead. Our LokaLocal team would like you to know that we will get through this. It’ll take time. It’ll be tough. But things will get better. For now, please stay calm, stay home, and stay hygienic.
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