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Govt urged to set screening fee

Weekly Industry News

With the Covid-19 screening being mandatory for all foreign workers, employers are urging the government to control the service fee imposed by clinics and hospitals for tests.

Real Estate and Housing Developers’ Association Malaysia president Datuk Soam Heng Choon said several months ago, prices of the RTK and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests were cheaper when screening was not mandatory.

“Prices have gone up now that it’s mandatory to test all foreign workers. With such a demand, businessmen take the opportunity to increase prices.

“The government should set price control to prevent unnecessary rush or profiteering,” he said in an interview.

Media Title: The Star

Date 30 Dec 2020

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