GeNose C-19 test service at Ngurah Rai Airport Bali will be effective from Friday (04/09/2021) tomorrow. The fare is Rp. 40.000.
“We are trying to make it easier to obtain relatively inexpensive medical test services with GeNose services,” said General Manager of PT Angkasa Pura I (Persero) Ngurah Rai Herry AY Sikado, Thursday (8/4/2021).
To ensure that readiness, today the GeNose C-19 test simulation was held at the departure terminal. There were 150 pockets used in the simulation. Herry explained that the GeNose C-19 test service at the airport is open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. local time in the departure terminal area. The tariff is IDR 40.000 per person.
For the first stage, 600 bags are provided every day.
“Prospective passengers who will do the GeNose C19 medical test can arrive four hours before departure time,” said Herry.
Prospective passengers are advised to check GeNose C-19 not later than 3 hours before departure to anticipate build-up or queue congestion.
Meanwhile, Stakeholder Relations Manager Taufan Yudhistira hopes that GeNose services can increase passenger traffic both entering and leaving Bali. He predicts passenger traffic in Ngurah Rai will increase like in other airports that have already used GeNose C-19.
The location of this service is in the public area of the domestic terminal at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, which was previously the location for the Covid-19 antigen rapid test service.
8 units of GeNose C-19 equipment were prepared, and 8 units of sampling booths.
It is recommended for GeNose testing that prospective passengers do not smoke, eat, drink (except plain water) for 30 minutes before the examination until the process of exhaling into the airbag.
The procedures and service flow for GeNose C-19:
- Prospective passengers go to the registration area to collect the queue number. Registration can be done manually or through the Farmalab application which is already integrated with the e-HAC application.
- Prospective passengers make payments at a payment point. After making a payment, prospective passengers take a breath sample in the booth that has been provided near the place of payment according to the serial number.
The breath sample taken is the exhalation of the breath on the third exhalation. The step is, the passenger inhales through the nose and exhales through the mouth. After two times inhaling from the nose and exhaling through the mouth, then on the third breath, immediately exhale into the bag until the bag is filled with air from our breath. Then lock the bag is closed so that the breath air inside does not come out.
- Prospective passengers submit airbags to the officer.
- GeNose operators perform airbag inspections with the GeNose C-19 tool.
- While waiting for the results, prospective passengers wait in the waiting room for the collection of the GeNose C-19 test certificate.
- Prospective passengers can take the test results after the officer calls the serial number and identity of the prospective passenger.
- If the GeNose test result is positive, the officer will provide consultation, information, and education regarding the results of the examination and advise the passenger to carry out independent isolation for 14 days and provide a reference letter or certificate of examination results to be reported by prospective passengers to the Puskesmas according to their domicile.
Then the security officer will direct prospective passengers to leave the airport while still carrying out 3M health protocols properly.
- If the test result is negative, prospective passengers can continue the next departure process by showing a negative GeNose C-19 result to the Port Health Office (KKP) officer for validation.
- Prospective passengers also show validated GeNose C-19 results to airline officers during the check-in and boarding processes.
The previous antigen rapid test service was moved to the old Wistisabha Building so that the two rapid test services are all there.
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