A day after the Delhi Government, Haryana has decided to cap the rate for the Covid RT-PCR test at Rs 2,400, inclusive of other costs. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said today that the revised rates would come into force with immediate effect.
Till now, adhering to ICMR guidelines, the RT-PCR test was made available through private laboratories and the upper limit was Rs 4,500. Laboratories were directed to display the rates.
Private laboratories would have to share data pertaining to results of these tests with the state government and ICMR on a real-time basis through the ICMR portal and https://covidsample.haryana.gov.in.