MeLAN urges medical labs not to charge high for dengue test

RUPANDEHI: The Medical Laboratory Association Nepal (MeLAN) in Rupandehi has urged the medical labs operated in the district to not charge high for dengue test.

Dozens of people in the district are suffering from dengue in Rupandehi district lately.

The Association took the move while acting on growing public complaints that medical labs have been charging high to the patients for dengue test.

Issuing a press statement, MeLAN Rupandehi Chairperson Gunanidhi Khanal informed that an official decision was taken to charge only Rs 1,000 for a dengue test.

Likewise, it was a rumour that there was shortage of kit used for dengue test, stated the press statement.

“Kit is adequately available at health facilities and labs for dengue test,” read the statement.

Medical Superintendant of Lumbini Zonal Hospital, Butwal, Krishna Khanal, informed that so far 170 people have been confirmed positive for dengue in the hospital.