Up Govt Caps Rates Of Covid Test, Ct Scan | Kanpur News

LUCKNOW: Fixing the price of testing and diagnostic facilities involved in Covid-19 management, the state health and family welfare department reiterated all previous orders issued in a fresh directive here on Wednesday.
Issued by additional chief secretary, health and family welfare, Amit Mohan Prasad, the order said that the rules were being implemented under relevant provisions of the Epidemic Control Act of UP and its violation could invite legal action. The order is valid across all districts of the state.
As per the official document, the cost of RT PCR testing in labs of private hospitals with individuals walking into the lab will be Rs 700. Additional Rs 200 may be levied (total Rs 900) for home collection. Testing of RT PCR samples at government authorised private labs will be Rs 500 (includes GST). Antigen and Trunat tests at private labs will cost Rs 250 and Rs 1250 respectively. The government fixed the cost of CT Scan tests. The cost includes expenditure on PPE kits.
The government fixed Rs 2,000 as the cost of CT scan with 16 sliced machine. If the machine belongs to 16-64 slice category, the cost will be Rs 2,250 while the cost of testing with machine of more than 64 slices, the cost will be Rs 2,500.

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