Thiruvananthapuram: The health department has issued an order reducing the RTPCR test rate in the wake of the rising incidence of Covid in the state. Private labs did not reduce the rates due to the non-receipt of the order. The order was issued reducing the test rate from Rs 1,700 to Rs 500.
Health Minister KK Shailaja said yesterday that the RTPCR test rate in private labs has been reduced from Rs 1,700 to Rs 500. The test rate was reduced based on the availability of ICMR approved test kits in the market at low cost.