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.
The Association took the move while acting on growing public complaints that medical labs have been charging high to the patients for dengue test.
Dozens of people in the district are suffering from dengue in Rupandehi district lately.
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.Follow @gorkhapost
Petroleum products’ prices go down
KATHMANDU- The Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has slashed the prices of petroleum products effective this midnight.
A meeting of the NOC held today reduced the prices of petrol, diesel and kerosene by Rs 2 per litre each. With the adjusted price list, petrol shall cost Rs 112 per litre while diesel and kerosene will be available at Rs 99 per litre, NOC spokesperson Birendra Goit shared.Follow @gorkhapost