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 printed money, thus helping control the spread of the virus.
In a joint initiative with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of the government, Nagad has been providing the opportunity for people to avail the Covid-19 test at the lowest cost in the country.
The service, which started earlier 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 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.
“This service is part of that process. We are always working for the country and the people. And we are the only operator which has rolled out this service so far. As we believe that – if people survive, the country will survive – that’s why we have stood by the government and the people in this process of paying the fee for the Covid-19 test through the contactless transaction. This will keep the country and the people of the country safe,” said Tanvir A Mishuk.
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.