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RT-PCR test cost: State-wise prices of test to detect COVID-19 at private labs, govt health centres

The RT-PCR check is taken into account as a ‘gold normal’ for COVID-19 testing, and several other state and metropolis authorities presently permit folks entry provided that they’ve examined detrimental utilizing this technique

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With India within the midst of an unrelenting second wave of the novel coronavirus , the demand for RT-PCR checks has shot up.

The RT-PCR check is taken into account as a ‘gold normal’ for COVID-19 testing, and several other state and metropolis authorities presently permit folks entry provided that they’ve examined detrimental utilizing this technique.

Listed below are the prices of RT-PCR checks in a number of states throughout India —

Maharashtra

On 1 April, the Maharashtra authorities capped the costs of RT-PCR checks for the sixth time.

The brand new charges for RT-PCR check are mounted at Rs 500, Rs 600 and Rs 800. For giving samples on the assortment centre, Rs 500 shall be charged. For a similar check at a COVID Care Centre or a quarantine centre, the fees shall be Rs 600 and to gather the swab from dwelling, the labs can cost Rs 800, as famous by an article in Mint.

Initially, the fees for an RT-PCR check within the state had been Rs 4,500, which had been slashed on occasion by the state authorities to ease the burden on folks.

Delhi

In November 2020, the Delhi authorities mounted the worth of the check by non-public labs at Rs 800. The house assortment of samples was mounted at Rs 1,200.

Earlier than that, folks needed to spend Rs 2,400 for an RT-PCR check at a non-public lab.

Gujarat

On 19 April, the Gujarat authorities slashed the fees of RT-PCR checks being performed by non-public laboratories to Rs 900 from Rs 1,100.

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If a laboratory assistant is named at dwelling or on the hospital to gather samples by RT-PCR check, the fees shall be Rs 900 with impact from Tuesday, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel instructed reporters in Gandhinagar.

Patel, who handles the well being portfolio, stated a if an individual visits a laboratory to provide his swab pattern, he’ll now be charged Rs 700 as an alternative of Rs 800.

Uttar Pradesh

Based on a notification issued by the Uttar Pradesh Well being and Household Welfare Further Chief Secretary Amit Mohan Prasad, the worth of RT-PCR checks has been mounted at Rs 700 in all of the non-public hospitals. Non-public labs can cost a person a complete of Rs 900 if the pattern is being collected from the affected person’s dwelling, as reported by Zee News.

Based on official information up to date on Saturday, a file single-day rise of three,46,786 coronavirus instances pushed India’s tally of an infection to 1,66,10,481, whereas lively instances crossed the 25-lakh mark.

The demise toll rose to 1,89,544 with a file 2,624 extra fatalities in a day, the information up to date at eight am confirmed.

With inputs from PTI

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