The government has reduced the fees of Covid-19 testing amid a declining number of fresh cases and facilities in the country.
The Health Service Division issued a circular in this regard on Thursday. As per the circular, patients will have to pay Tk100 instead of Tk200 for testing if they provide their samples at collection booths. Testing samples of inpatients at hospitals will also cost the same.
Also, the fee will be Tk300 instead of Tk500 if samples are collected from homes.
The Covid-19 testing was free for all at the state-run facilities since the deadly disease made landfall in Bangladesh back in March.
On June 28, the health ministry set a fee for Covid-19 tests for the first time.