The government of Punjab is now sending COVID-19 test reports/results to people directly through SMS on their mobile phones.
The Punjab Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department announced the development on Wednesday, saying that it has completed the ‘online reports and coronavirus tests project’ in record time.
Secretary for Primary Healthcare Punjab, Muhammad Usma, said that the department is now delivering coronavirus results to suspected patients via SMS.
So far, more than 130,000 results have been delivered via SMS, he said.
From now onwards, the test reports from the government laboratories will be available online, just like the ones in private labs.
The SMS service is free and the government will bear the expenses in this regard, he added.