Gujarat slashes rates for RT- PCR test rates

Gujarat Global News Network, Ahmedabad
The Gujarat government’s decision to slash the charges for RT-PCR tests to be conducted in private laboratories by Rs 1,000,Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel announced.
As per the decision, the charges for conducting RT-PCR test in a private lab will be Rs 1,500 — earlier it was Rs 2,500. Similarly, the charges for getting the samples for the test collected at home by laboratory technicians have been fixed at Rs 2,000 which were Rs 3,000 till date.
Patel said that the decision has been taken following more availability of the testing kits as well as its production. The Gujarat government is currently aggressively testing, and encouraging people to take the Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) free of cost at stations set up across the state.
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