Four hospitals were fined for charging extra fees more than stipulated rates set by the government in dengue tests on Wednesday.
The hospitals are Islami Bank Specialised Hospital in Naya Paltan, Green Life Hospital, Central Hospital and Dhanmondi Clinic in the capital.A mobile court conducted by RAB fined Islami Bank hospital at Paltan Tk 300,000 in a drive on Wednesday.
The Directorate of National Consumers’ Rights Protection fined Green Life, Central Hospital and Dhanmondi Clinic Tk 40,000 each after hearings on complaints.
The consumer rights directorate also fined Bandhon Clinic and Al Arafah Hospital Tk 40,000 each for charging extra for dengue tests, its official Abdul Jabbar Mandal.
The government fixed charges of dengue tests at a maximum of Tk 500 to drive down the costs of healthcare on Sunday amid a massive outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease.