The Punjab Healthcare Fee (PHC) on Monday fastened the worth of the ELISA dengue take a look at at Rs1,500.
As per the directives issued to all non-public laboratories, assortment centres and hospital labs of the province, the utmost value of the ELISA dengue NS-1, IgG and IgM take a look at has been fastened at Rs1,500.
Additionally, all of the entities, each offering the testing amenities and gathering samples, have been directed to not cost greater than the fastened price.
They’ve been additionally additional directed to say the machine getting used for the take a look at, reagents and kits with their certification, and lastly, particular person batch numbers as nicely.
They’ve additionally been directed that the reporting time shouldn’t be greater than 24 hours.
Earlier on Monday, a consultative assembly was held on the PHC workplace with representatives of the main laboratories, chaired by PHC Chief Government Officer Dr Muhammad Saqib Aziz, whereby the consensus was reached to cut back the costs of dengue-related checks within the bigger public curiosity to Rs1,500.
Furthermore, the testing entities have additionally been warned in opposition to violating the orders, and violations would entail penal penalties, together with fines, suspension of providers, deregistration from the PHC, and sealing of the premises.
“To make sure these instructions, the authorised PHC officers will examine and go to hospitals, non-public laboratories and assortment centres every now and then,” warns the directive.
Printed in The Categorical Tribune, September 20th, 2022.