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Kenyans Are Willing To Pay Sh.500 For Covid 19 Test According To KEMRI

Most Kenyans are willing to pay five hundred Kenyan shillings for a single covid 19 diagnostic test if can be offered at their local chemists as recently reported by the researchers.The researchers have revealed that the rapid test will be using samples from the nose or throat and provide results in minutes.

The Kenya Medical Research Institute(KEMRI) recently conducted a survey to find out the amount of money that Kenyans can pay for such test.According to the institute,the most currently on demand test are the laboratory PCR ones that are provided in private hospitals at an expensive cost of about eight thousand Kenyans shillings.

The researchers say that the high cost for testing had contributed to the currently low testing rates in the entire country.The researchers said that an understanding of the users willingness to pay can guide price setting and other programme design features to enhance high uptake of the jab.

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