A beauty centre in Batu Uban has been ordered to close by the authorities after it was found to be offering illegal Covid-19 tests at RM50 each.
Health Department official Dr Mohamed Iqbal Hamzah said a raid was carried out with the Penang Island City Council at 11am after receiving information about the testing service.
“Early investigations found that the beauty centre was offering Covid-19 testing without the supervision of an authorised person. Even during the raid the workers themselves were doing the test without a doctor or nurse present,” he said when contacted today.
It is believed that the test cost just RM50 at the beauty centre and was in great demand with over 100 people coming for it since it was introduced two days ago, he said.
Iqbal said the beauty centre is under further investigation and that the public should be cautious of cheaper prices compared to clinics. - FMT