Arvind Kejriwal issues directives to reduce price of RT-PCR COVID-19 test in Delhi

The chief minister said that the move will benefit people who get tests done in private labs, as in govt clinics, the tests are already free of cost

Press Trust of India November 30, 2020 16:10:43 IST
Arvind Kejriwal issues directives to reduce price of RT-PCR COVID-19 test in Delhi

File image of Arvind Kejriwal. PTI

New Delhi: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said he has issued directives to reduce the price of the RT-PCR test in the National Capital, saying it will help those going to private labs for COVID-19 tests.

Currently, people have to spend Rs 2,400 for the RT-PCR test at private labs.

"I have directed that the rates of RT PCR tests be reduced in Delhi. Whereas tests are being conducted free of cost in govt establishments, however this will help those who get their tests done in private labs," Kejriwal tweeted.

Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain in reply to the chief minister's tweet said orders for this will be issued immediately.

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