HMC indicates rapid antigen tests against Covid-19 essential at health centers

HMC indicates rapid antigen tests against Covid-19 essential at health centers By Joel Johnson - June 23, 2021

Swab test

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has indicated that rapid antigen tests against the currently witnessed global virus is essential to be implanted at all private health-care facilities.

In its official twitter account, HMC said that test is usually conducted by nasal swab and the result can be obtained within the period of 15 minutes.


The Council of Ministers has required all employees and staff of the government and private units to execute a rapid antigen tests for Covid-19, which is approved by the health ministry for all workers who have not yet got their vaccination doses or conducted a PCR test before.

The Council of Ministers, however, exempted all employees who got their vaccination against Covid-19, those individuals who have been recovered from the virus and whose health conditions showing a ministry approved medical report, preventing them from taking Covid vaccination from taking the test at health centers. 

By Joel Johnson - June 23, 2021

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