COVID-19: Odisha Govt further reduces RT-PCR test price

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government today further reduced the maximum price for the RT-PCR COVID-19 tests by private laboratories to Rs 400 from Rs 1,200.

Earlier in August, the Government had reduced the RT-PCR test price to Rs 1200 from Rs 2,200.

“After careful consideration, the state Government is pleased to refix the maximum price for RT-PCR test by private laboratories at 400 only, inclusive of GST within the state,” said a notification issued by the Health and Family Welfare Department.

The tests will be conducted by private laboratories under supervision of Regional Medical Research Centre(RMRC) Bhubaneswar following the ICMR guidelines on the testing protocols, the notification reads.

With this reduction, Odisha has fixed the lowest price for the test among all states.

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