Raipur. The state government has reduced the rates of RTPCR and the rapid-antigen test in private pathology labs and hospitals. They can charge 150 rupees for the rapid-antigen test; this includes testing, consumables, PPE kits, etc. RTPCR examination in private labs and hospitals will cost 550 rupees. The TrueNat test will cost 1300 rupees, and home visits will incur an extra charge of 200 for all types of tests.
The Health Department released the new revised rates today. Private hospitals and pathology centres must display the rates at the billing counter. The order was issued under sub-clause 3 of Chhattisgarh Epidemic Disease COVID-19 Regulation 2020 and sub-clause 2 of Epidemic Act 1887.