The coronavirus (COVID-19) tests at government facilities will no longer be free as the government has approved a health ministry proposal to impose fees on the tests.
From now on, patients will now have to pay Tk 200 per test if they visit the kiosks to give samples or if they are hospitalized, the Health Directorate said in a notice issued on Monday.
The fees will be Tk 500 in case of home sample collections. The DGHS issued an emergency circular in this regard on Monday.
The aforesaid price-related decision will come into effect from today and remain in effect until further announcement.