To control the spread of COVID-19, people are paying COVID-19 test fee through using Nagad, a mobile financial service (MFS) of Bangladesh Post Office.
Nagad and health and family welfare ministry jointly are providing the services to discourage people using printed money for contactless transaction, said a Nagad press release on Thursday.Nagad has been providing the opportunity to the people to avail COVID-19 test at the lowest cost in the country.
The service, which started in early August, allows people to get the test physically at the centre at a payment of just Taka 100 through Nagad’s bill pay platform.
Foreign travelers can get the tests for only Taka 1,500. In both cases, 1 percent will be charged automatically for the service.
“From the very beginning, Nagad has been sincerely working with government to tackle the pandemic,” said Tanvir A Mishuk, managing director of the fastest-growing MFS in Bangladesh.
Customers can easily pay the test fee on the Nagad app or USSD.
To pay the fee with the Android app, users will have to log in to the app and click on the Bill Pay button. They have to select the booth and then click on the MOHFW COVID19 TEST text icon.Overseas travelers have to click on MOHFW Overseas Traveler COVID19 TEST. After typing the PIN, customers would have to tap and hold it to carry out the transaction. They will receive a confirmation SMS.
For Apple or IOS users, after logging in to the app, they have to click on the Bill Pay button, select the booth and click on MOHFW COVID19 TEST text icon.
Similarly, overseas travelers have to click on MOHFW Overseas Traveler COVID19 TEST. The customer needs to type the amount (100/1,500), the PIN and then tap and hold on. Customers will receive a confirmation SMS.
For payment through USSD, after dialing *167#, customers have to select the Bill Pay by pressing 5 from the menu. Customers will need to select Covid19 Sample Collection Fee from the biller list. They will type the amount (100/1,500) and the PIN. They will receive a confirmation SMS.