Gujarat government reduced the price of RT-PCR test to Rs 800

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| Updated: 01 Dec 2020, 03:07:00 PM

Ahmedabad, Dec 1 (Gujarat) The Gujarat government on Tuesday reduced the cost of RT-PCR testing of Kovid-19 in private laboratories from Rs 1,500 to Rs 800. Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel told reporters here that because the cost of the test kit has come down, the state government decided to provide this benefit to the people. Patel said, “Private laboratories authorized by the state government will charge Rs 800 for RT-PCR testing from today, which is Rs 700 less than the current price.” He said that after mass production the cost of the test kit has decreased.

Ahmedabad, Dec 1 (Gujarat) The Gujarat government on Tuesday reduced the cost of RT-PCR testing of Kovid-19 in private laboratories from Rs 1,500 to Rs 800. Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel told reporters here that because the cost of the test kit has come down, the state government decided to provide this benefit to the people. Patel said, “Private laboratories authorized by the state government will charge Rs 800 for RT-PCR testing from today, which is Rs 700 less than the current price.” He said that after mass production the cost of the test kit has decreased. The Deputy Chief Minister said that if the laboratory assistant is called home to take the sample, Rs 1,100 will be charged for RT-PCR test. The labs currently charge Rs 2,000 for sampling from home. He said that under the direction of Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, the government’s core group decided to reduce the cost of the investigation. The Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi and the Congress government in Rajasthan also recently decided to reduce the price of RT-PCR investigation.
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