The Consumer Affairs Authority CAA and the Ministry of Health have received numerous complaints about the fees charged by consumers for visiting private hospitals to be tested for coronavirus infection. According to the information received by the Consumer Affairs Authority and the Ministry of Health during the investigation of 45 private hospitals in 25 districts for this investigation in private hospitals,
The minimum price for a PCR test is Rs. 5550 with a maximum price of Up to Rs.9550
The minimum price for an antigen test is Rs. 2000 with a maximum price of Rs. 5550
Was revealed to be in range.
Accordingly, as a solution to this, the recommendation report of the Ministry of Health on the price to be charged was handed over today (2021.08.11) by the Pavithra Devi Wanniarachchi, Minister of Health to the Lasantha Alagiyawanna, State Minister of Cooperative Services, Marketing Development and Consumer Protection.
Accordingly, the maximum price for a PCR test is Rs. 6500 and the maximum price for an antigen test is Rs. 2000 is also recommended. Based on these recommendations, the Consumer Affairs Authority will issue a gazette notification in this regard.