The payment for Covid-19 test fees through Nagad has received a huge response as the mobile financial arm of the Postal Department is the only operator that is providing the service to the people during the pandemic.
The service discourages the use of notes, thus helping control the spread of the virus.
In a joint initiative with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Nagad has been providing the opportunity for people to avail the Covid-19 test at the lowest cost.
The service, which started earlier in August, allows people to get the test at the test centre at a payment of just Tk 100 through Nagad’s bill pay platform.
Foreign travelers can get the tests for only Tk 1,500. In both cases, 1.0 per cent will be charged automatically for the service.
“From the very beginning, we have been devoted to working with the government to tackle the epidemic,” said Tanvir A Mishuk, Managing Director of the fastest-growing mobile financial service in Bangladesh.
People have been able to maintain at least some physical distance by paying the fee for the Covid-19 test through Nagad.
Customers can easily pay the test fee on the Nagad app or USSD.
To pay the fee with the Android app, users will have to log in to the app and click on the ‘Bill Pay’ button. They have to select the booth and then click on the MOHFW COVID19 TEST text icon.
Overseas travelers have to click on MOHFW Overseas Traveler COVID19 TEST. After typing the PIN, customers would have to tap and hold it to carry out the transaction. They will receive a confirmation SMS.
For Apple or IOS users, after logging in to the app, they have to click on the ‘Bill Pay’ button, select the booth and click on MOHFW COVID19 TEST text icon, according to a press release.
Similarly, overseas travelers have to click on MOHFW Overseas Traveler COVID19 TEST. Customers need to type the amount (100/1,500), the PIN and then tap and hold on. Customers will receive a confirmation SMS.
For payment through USSD, after dialing *167#, customers have to select the ‘Bill Pay’ by pressing 5 from the menu. Then they will need to select Covid19 Sample Collection Fee from the biller list. They will type the amount (100/1,500) and the PIN. They will receive a confirmation SMS.