Sep 22, 2011

Latest News, LHC rejects plea against discount on dengue test

LHC rejects plea against discount on dengue test 

Lahore High Court (LHC) has rejected laboratory owners’ plea to cancel govt orders of charging Rs.90 as dengue test fee.
According to a private television channel, Justice Khalid Mehmood Khan of Lahore High Court started hearing on the petition.
The report submitted in the court by Punjab health secretary maintained that Rs.90 for dengue test is suitable as the owners of the laboratories were looting people by charging large amount for the test.
The laboratories owners took the stance that the machine for the test costs Rs 1 million while the fee charged as Rs 90 does not even meet the expenditure of the machinery.
After hearing arguments from both parties, the court remarked that the masses cannot be deprived of the discounted facility of dengue test while Rs 90 is a suitable fee. The court rejected the petition after hearing arguments.

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