Officials from the Bali Health Agency have announced that the price of PCR tests in all medical laboratories in Bali has been reduced.
The Head of Bali Health Agency, Dr. I Ketut Suarjaya confirmed that in accordance with the Indonesian Minister’s Decree Number HK.02.02/I/3843/2021, the central government has officially reduced PCR test prices in Bali and Java from the previous USD 33.50 (IDR 475,000) to USD 19 (IDR 275,000). Suarjaya also said that authorities have forbidden the medical facilities that provide the PCR test services from increasing the set price.
“There will be no problem if any medical facility that sells the PCR tests below the set price to their customers. But we legally fine those that attempt to sell them at a higher price.” Dr. Suarjaya said Wednesday (27/10). He explained that any offenders will potentially lose permission to practice and medically treat patients if they get caught by the authorities.
Several days prior, Suarjaya admitted that he had warned multiple laboratories that attempted to advertise their PCR test services through their social media with expensive rates in order to receive an immediate profit. However, this new PCR test rate will not be applicable for tracing and testing programs that are conducted by the government. “This new policy is only meant for individual test requests, and not for any tracing or testing program that is supported by the government.” Dr. Suarjaya concluded.
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