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Covid-19: Jharkhand govt slashes RTPCR, RAT rates by Rs 100

The Jharkhand government has reduced the rates for RTPCR and rapid antigen tests for Covid-19 by Rs 100 with immediate effect, an official order said

A health worker in Jammu takes her swab sample for a Covid-19 test on January 16, 2022. (PTI Photo)

Press Trust of India Ranchi
The Jharkhand government has reduced the rates for RTPCR and rapid antigen tests for COVID-19 by Rs 100 with immediate effect, an official order said.
An RTPCR test in the state will now cost Rs 300 and a rapid antigen test can be done at Rs 50, it said.
Additional Chief Secretary of Health Department, Arun Kumar Singh, said the decision was taken following a reduction in prices of testing materials.
Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally Thursday climbed to 4,12,939 as 2,617 more people tested positive for the virus, while 12 fresh fatalities pushed the death toll to 5,225.

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Topics : Coronavirus

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First Published: Jan 21 2022 | 12:36 PM IST

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