Jalandhar: Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department has issued a notification that no hospital or laboratory can charge more than Rs 600 for Elisa test done to confirm the presence of Dengue virus.
This was disclosed by Jalandhar Civil Surgeon Dr Rajiv Bhalla here on Wednesday. “It has come to Health department’s notice that the private hospitals and labs charge much higher for ELISA test and the test goes out of reach of the average people. Any lab or hospital disobeying this order will have to pay the penalty” Dr Rajiv Bhalla said.
These orders have been issued in view of the Dengue season and will continue till further orders by the government.
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