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Charges for dengue tests fixed

Charges for dengue tests fixed

Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has instructed all private healthcare institutions, including hospitals, clinics and diagnostic centres in the country, to take maximum Taka 500 for each dengue test. An emergency circular, signed by DGHS Director (hospitals and clinics) Dr Aminul Islam, was issued in this regard on Sunday (Jul 28), local media reported.

The aforesaid price related decision will come into effect from Jul 28 and remain in effect until further announcement.

According to the circular, the new price list of Dengue Test:

NS1 Antigen test - Taka 500 (maximum)
IgG +IgM test - Taka 500 (maximum)
CBC (RBC+WBC+ Platelet + Hematocrit) test - Taka 400 (maximum).

The DGHS has asked all the private and government hospitals across the country to launch one stop centre for dengue patients and increase the number of beds in all hospitals.

In another meeting, Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque said all the tests related to dengue fever will be done free of cost at the government hospitals across the country.