COVID-19 testing lab, Test & Fly, has distanced itself from reports that passengers who missed a flight on Tuesday had been tested by the facility.
On Tuesday, 100 passengers missed their flight to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) over delayed return of their COVID results.
The lab responsible for the mess is Safari Lab that forms part of the six labs at the Entebbe testing facility.
As a result, many took to social media sites and mixed accounts of who was responsible for the mess, and in turn making mention of Test & Fly Lab, contrary to what happened.
However, in a statement issued on Wednesday, Test & Fly Lab, says, “None of the affected passengers had their samples taken and managed by Test & Fly.”
It also denies reports that the lab is owned by officials in the Ministry of Health, saying those peddling such rumors are bent on discrediting a company that has grown over the years and that records are ethereal to show for it.
PRIVATE RESTING LABS
Following the outbreak of COVID19, government opened up for the private sector to support COVID19 testing at the airport and all other points of entry into Uganda.
This was a result of lack of enough capacity for government to handle all required testing to trace and manage entry of COVID cases into the country, most especially the new deadly variants.
It is upon this background that this COVID testing Centre was setup at Peniel Beach in Entebbe, a few meters from Entebbe International Airport.
The facility currently hosts six testing laboratories namely; Safari lab, Same day lab, Case medical lab, Test and fly, Medipal Hospital lab and City medical lab.
The main objective for these COVID testing services is to protect the country form the many upcoming variants of COVID-19 that are already causing a lot of damage across the world.