Where to Get Tested for the Corona Virus in Pakistan

A health worker takes the temperature of a man who returned from Iran and is under medical observation, after Pakistan sealed its border with Iran as a preventive measure following the coronavirus outbreak, at the border post in Taftan, Pakistan February 25, 2020. REUTERS/Naseer Ahmed

Following the confirmation of coronavirus cases in Pakistan, the World Health Organization (WHO) has designated 7 test centers at hospitals across the country.

Previously, the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Islamabad was the only facility with the capacity to test coronavirus patients.

Here are the details of WHO designated COVID-19 test centers in different cities of Pakistan. All these test centers will share the data of coronavirus patients with NIH.

Karachi
  • Aga Khan University Hospital
  • Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Center
Quetta
  • Fatima Jinnah Chest and General Hospital
  • Sheikh Khalifah Bin Zayyad Hospital
Lahore
  • Services Hospital
Islamabad
  • PIMS
Peshawar
  • Police Services Hospital
Sample Collection Facilities

There are other medical facilities across the country that are collecting samples to facilitate citizens. These samples are sent to the main testing facilities listed above. These sample collection facilities are listed below:

Punjab
  • Services Hospital – Lahore
  • Nishtar Hospital – Multan
  • Benazir Hospital – Rawalpindi
AJK
  • Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahayan Hospital – Muzaffarabad
  • Abbas Institute of Medical Sciences – Muzaffarabad
  • Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahayan Hospital – Rawalakot
  • Divisional Headquarters Hospital – Mirpur
  • District Headquarters Hospital – Kotli
Sindh
  • Chandka Medical College Hospital – Larkana
  • Ghulam Muhammad Mahar Medical College – Sukkur
  • Peoples Medical University Hospital – Nawabshah
  • Civil Hospital – Karachi
  • Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre – Karachi
  • Lyari General Hospital – Karachi
  • Indus Hospital – Karachi
  • Aga Khan Hospital – Karachi
  • Dow University of Health Sciences, Ojha – Karachi
  • District Health Offices (DHOs) all over the province
Gilgit Baltistan
  • GB allows people to contact district health authorities who will visit the patient’s home to collect samples.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
  • Police Services Hospital

The Health Ministry has urged citizens exhibiting flu-like symptoms to undergo tests for coronavirus at the designated test centers.