Dengue Test Charges
Health Minister Rajitha Senaratne directed officials to investigate the Dengue Test Charges of private hospitals and laboratories, which violated price ceiling for full blood count and antigen tests.
Health Ministry instructed private hospitals and laboratories to charge, blood count at Rs. 250 and dengue antigen test at Rs. 1,000 until further notice.
Following the instruction, all private hospitals are required to implement the new prices and issue the blood reports to the patients within half an hour.
Ministry said some private hospitals have violated the Instruction. Strict action to be taken against the private hospitals and laboratories if they violate the health ministry direction.
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