ICMR Removed Price Cap Of Rs 4,500 For Coronavirus Tests

The Indian Council of Medical Research has removed the Cap of Rs 4,500 for the real time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test used to detect COVID-19, requesting countries and the Union Territories to negotiate with private labs to correct “mutually agreeable” rates for the evaluation.

Keeping the cost of efforts and imported kits The Indian Council of Medical Research has Eliminated the Cost Have started procuring such kits. Due to options that are varied Now testing supplies are also currently stabilizing and a lot of you All state governments/UT administrations are Including ones that are indigenous.

Involved in carrying out the evaluation, the ICMR suggested the upper limit of one test at Rs 4,500,” the letter stated. There are 428 authorities and 182 labs for COVID-19 testing across all states and UTs in the country. Undergoing reduction and Aggressive, Bhargava said.

Director General (D-G) Dr Balram Bhargava said the COVID-19 diagnostic gears are stabilising due to the indigenous production of these kits.

Inside this backdrop and keeping in perspective the evolving costs of testing commodities, the earlier suggested upper ceiling of Rs 4,500 vide letter dated March 17, may not be applicable today,” he explained.

Also for private individuals desirous of testing by these labs and Advised to negotiate with labs and fix agreeable prices for samples, Bhargava said in the letter. As such no rates for RT-PCR test for coronavirus were available for reference from the nation.

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