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Odisha fixes ₹2,200 for COVID-19 test in private labs

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Odhisa Govt fixed prices of COVID -19 tests

Odhisa Govt fixed prices of COVID -19 tests

The Odisha government on Friday fixed 2,200 as the price for conducting the RT-PCR test to detect COVID-19 in private labs in the state, as per notification.

The state government also named four private laboratories, approved by the Indian Council of Medical Research, where the tests can be conducted.

The tests can be conducted at Apollo Hospital, IMS & SUM Hospital, InDNA Life Science at KIIT Technology Business Incubator (KIIT-TBI), and GenX Diagnostics. All these labs are located in Bhubaneswar.

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The tests will be conducted by private laboratories under the supervision of Regional Medical Research Centre (RMRC), Bhubaneswar following ICMR guidelines regarding the testing protocols for RT-PCR (Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction) COVID-19 tests, it said.

The state government’s decision came a day after the central government clarified that the state authorities must not restrict an individual from getting tested for COVID-19 at the ICMR-approved laboratories.

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