Haryana health department reduces prices of RT-PCR and rapid antigen COVID-19 tests- The New Indian Express

Haryana well being division reduces costs of RT-PCR and fast antigen COVID-19 tests- The New Indian Specific

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By PTI

CHANDIGARH: The Haryana well being division on Thursday determined to additional cut back the costs of RT-PCR and fast antigen COVID-19 assessments, an official stated.

The division additionally gave directions to all non-public laboratories to chorus from overcharging, Further Chief Secretary, Well being, Rajeev Arora stated.

He stated that the value of RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Response) testing has been lowered from Rs 1,200 to Rs 900 and fast antigen testing has been lowered from Rs 650 to Rs 500.

After due consideration and recommendation of consultants taking into consideration the price of the kits and consumables and consent of main non-public laboratories, the state authorities whereas exercising its powers beneath the Epidemic Ailments Act, 1897, directed that no non-public laboratory ought to cost any quantity greater than the charges mounted by the federal government, inclusive of GST taxes, he stated in an announcement right here.

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