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Odisha govt reduces price of RT-PCR COVID-19 test to Rs 1,200

ANI | Updated: Aug 26, 2020 00:09 IST


Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], Aug 26 (ANI): The Odisha government on Tuesday reduced the maximum price for the RT-PCR (Real-time polymerase chain reaction) COVID-19 tests by private laboratories to Rs 1,200 from Rs 2,200.
"The government, after careful consideration, has been pleased to refix the maximum price of RT-PCR COVID-19 test at Rs 1,200 by ICMR approved Private Laboratories for private individuals desirous of testing," a notification from the Health and Family Welfare Department of the state said.
Earlier on July 3, the government had fixed the maximum price of the RT-PCR COVID-19 test at Rs 2,200.
As per the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Odisha has a total of 24,135 active cases and 56,925 recoveries.
So far, 419 lives have been claimed by the infectious virus. (ANI)

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