Delhi govt caps RT-PCR test rate at Rs 500, Antigen test to cost Rs 300

At government centres and hospitals, RT-PCR and rapid antigen tests are conducted for free.

The Delhi government on Wednesday put a cap on the rate of conventional RT-PCR tests for COVID-19 detection in private hospitals and laboratories at Rs 500, according to an order.
 
Rapid Antigen Tests at private facilities will cost Rs 300. In a tweet, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, "Delhi government drastically reduces corona test rates. This will help the common man." According to the order, home collection of samples and testing would cost Rs 700. At government centres and hospitals, RT-PCR and rapid antigen tests are conducted for free.
 
In November last year, the government had capped the rate of RT-PCR tests in private hospitals and labs at Rs 800. The health department has directed all private hospitals and laboratories to display the revised rates at a prominent place within 24 hours.
 

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