KATHMANDU: Twelve of the 13 private laboratories that have been allowed to conduct RT-PCR tests to confirm the presence of SARS-Cove-2 coronavirus infection have said they will not be able to test the fee set by the government on Sunday at Rs 2,000.
Private laboratory operator says it was an injustice that
the government has reduced the value of twice the maximum charge of 15 days between 2 thousand made the most of the private laboratories are not happy. According to laboratory operators, the government has done an injustice by reducing the PCR testing fee without consulting a single word.
On Monday, all the laboratories except the Kathmandu Medical College, which was allowed to conduct tests in the Kathmandu Valley at the Hams Hospital in Dhumbarai, decided to meet and request the government to review the latest price. Some private laboratories were dissatisfied with the government’s decision to reduce the maximum price from Rs 5500 to Rs 4400, but after reducing it to Rs 2,000, they have united against the government.
The director of Hams Hospital, Dr. It is said that the laboratories outside the Kathmandu Valley have also verbally expressed solidarity with the decision taken by the meeting held under the chairmanship of Jyotindra Sharma. A gathering of private corona testing laboratories has called for serious attention to be paid to the government for managing the corona epidemic without consulting stakeholders.
The meeting also alleged that the PCR fee was reduced under the pretext of promoting other inferior testing technologies without considering the quality of the test. The meeting was attended by representatives of private laboratories with the government. Given to Jyotindra Sharma.
A team led by Sharma reached the Ministry of Health and Population on Monday and met the head of the Incident Command Center, Dr. Gunaraj has submitted his decision to Lohani. At that time, Dr. The letter submitted to Lohani also mentioned the average cost and cost of testing in private laboratories. Sharma has given information.