Odisha govt fixes upper price for antigen test for COVID-19 at pvt facilities

Bhubaneswar: In view of spike in COVID-19 cases, the Odisha government today fixed price of rapid antigen tests conducted by private laboratories and point of care facilities.

In a notification, the Health and Family Welfare Department said each Standard Q COVID-19 Ag Kit as specified by the ICMR and used for the antigen test must be priced at maximum Rs 450 (plus GST as applicable). The private facilities have been asked to comply to the prevailing ICMR norms.

Private facilities must conduct the point of care rapid antigen tests or the TrueNat tests strictly following the prevailing protocol as prescribed by ICMR, the notification read.

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