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Health Minister orders pvt. labs to lower dengue blood test charges

Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Minister Dr Rajitha Senaratne has directed private hospitals and medical laboratories to bring down the prices of blood tests and dengue antigen tests from today (19).

The minister says that the new directive has been issued in view of the increase in the number of dengue patients. With the sudden spread of the disease the number of tests conducted in private hospitals and laboratories has increased.

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