PHC orders fixing of diagnostic test rates

Dawn | Jul 3, 2020 at 9:05 AM
  • The Peshawar High Court on Thursday directed the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Care Commission (HCC) to fix the rates of diagnostic tests, including those of Covid-19 and dengue fever.
  • Advocate Saifullah Muhib had earlier filed a petition requesting the court to ask the HCC to regulate test rates at public and private health facilities and make it mandatory for private labs, clinics and hospitals to display rates prominently on the premises.
  • The respondents in the contempt petition are the HCC chief executive officer, provincial health secretary and director general (health services).