Spanish authorities have obliged private clinical diagnostic centers, laboratories, and other medical facilities to do tests for coronavirus. According to the head of the Ministry of Health, Salvador Ilya, in connection with the plans for mass testing, it is necessary to strengthen the National Health System.
The work of private laboratories will be monitored by the heads of regional departments dealing with medical issues, in particular, to ensure that they do not raise prices (cases are already known when they demanded as much as 300 euros for analysis), and testing was carried out only as prescribed by the doctor. The collection of information on confirmed cases of coronavirus infection rests on their shoulders (medical centers themselves must provide this information).
According to the Ministry of Health, cited by El Pais, 15-20 thousand tests for Covid-19 are being done daily in Spain now, additional capacities will increase their number to 50 thousand.
According to the latest data, 172541 cases of infection were registered in Spain, 18056 people died, 67504 recovered.