Govt Sets Fees for COVID-19 Test

A person who wants to get tested will have to pay Tk500 while giving samples from home

For now on, people will have to pay for the Covid-19 tests in government hospitals or labs.

The Ministry of Health in June 28 circular said an individual who wants to get tested will have to pay Tk500 when giving samples from home.

However, the cost will be Tk200 at the sample hospital or booth when the hospitalized patient will have to pay Tk200 for the test.

"Currently, the Covid-19 test is free so that most people take the opportunity to have symptoms-free tests. In such a situation, the government has set a fee to avoid unnecessary tests to control and manage Covid-19 infections," the circular added.

According to the notice, the revenue from the collection of samples will be deposited in the government treasury.

Under the Servants (Medical Attendance) Rules of 1974, all the benefits related to healthcare for government officials and employees will remain in force.

Government orders regarding treatment and diagnosis of freedom fighters, distressed and poor patients will remain in force.  

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