Odisha: COVID-19 RT-PCR Test Price Slashed To Rs 400 At Private Labs

Bhubaneswar: The COVID-19 tests in Odisha got cheaper as the State Government on Wednesday slashed the cost of RT-PCR test from Rs 1200 to Rs 400. People can now get their tests done at Rs 400 at private labs.

A notification issued by the Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) Department in this regard said, the government after careful consideration re-fix the maximum price for RT-PCR test by private laboratories at Rs 400 only, which is inclusive of GST within the State of Odisha.

“The tests will be conducted by private laboratories under supervision of RMRC, Bhubaneswar following ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) guidelines regarding the testing protocols for RT-PCR Covid-19 tests,” added the H&FW department.

Earlier in August, the Government had capped the price of RT-PCR tests at private laboratories at Rs 1200.

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