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Jharkhand Covid-19 update: State slashes test rate at pvt labs to Rs 1,500

The Jharkhand government slashed the maximum price of RT-PCR tests for Covid-19 to be charged by private laboratories to Rs 1,500, officials said

Coronavirus | Jharkhand | Coronavirus Tests

Press Trust of India  |  Ranchi 

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The government on

Tuesday slashed the maximum price of RT-PCR tests for COVID-19 to be charged by private laboratories to Rs 1,500, officials said.

The state government on June 29 had capped the rate at Rs 2,400.

The decision was taken in view of the fall in rates of the kits and related items required to conduct the tests, officials said.

Action will be taken against any private lab that charges more than the fixed rate, as per an order issued by the government.

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First Published: Wed, September 16 2020. 07:16 IST