Alexa Health Dept fixed charge for dengue test

Dhaka, Saturday   21 September 2019

Akash

Health Dept fixed charge for dengue test

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 04:55 PM, 28 July 2019   Updated: 07:02 PM, 28 July 2019

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

On Dengue Diagnosis and Treatment issue, the Directorate of Health holds an emergency with private hospital-clinics, directors of the diagnostic centers in the capital to deal with the outbreak of dengue fever.

The meeting was chaired by Professor Abul Kalam Azad, Director General of the Department of Health, on Sunday. During the meeting, various decisions were taken including the pricing of the dengue test.

Here are the following: Tests for dengue diagnosis are as follows:

NS1- Tk 500 (maximum); the previous price was Tk 1200-2000

IgM + IgE or IgM / IgE – Tk 500 (max), which was Tk 800-1600 earlier.

CBC (RBC + WBC + Platelet + Hematocrit) – Tk 400 (max), which was Tk 1000 earlier.

This price list will be effective from Sunday. This price list will valid until further announcement.

Each of the private hospitals - Diagnostic Centers will set up a 'one-stop center' for dengue patients. The number of beds in all hospitals will be increased. Necessary manpower including doctors, nurses will be increased in proportion to the number of dengue patients.

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