Rapid antigen test by pvt hosps, labs fixed at Rs 450 excluding GST

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Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government has fixed the upper price of rapid antigen tests by private hospitals and laboratories at Rs 450 excluding GST.

A notification of the State Health Department said: “ The upper price cap of Rs 450/- (plus GST as applicable) as specified by ICMR for each Standard Q COVID-19 Ag Kit of the vendor, SD Bio Sensor must be adhered to by all the private facilities complying to the prevailing ICMR norms”.

The health department has also asked all private facilities for mandatory conduct the point-of-care rapid antigen tests (Standard Q COVID-19 Ag Kit) or the TrueNat tests strictly following the prevailing protocol as prescribed by ICMR.

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