The Delhi government has finally decided to put a cap on the prices of COVID-19 tests in the National Capital Territory. The COVID-19 RT-PCR test will now cost Rs 2,400.
Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia informed this through a tweet. He wrote, “Delhi govt decided to cap the rates for COVID RT-PCR (reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction) test @ Rs 2400/- inclusive of all charges.”
However, the same was already announced on Wednesday, June 17 by the Ministry of Home Affairs. Following the suggestions made by a high-level committee set up by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, his ministry said that the price of the COVID-19 test in Delhi has been fixed at Rs 2,400.
Home Ministry also informed that a health survey in Delhi’s 242 containment zones covering a population of 1,77,692 has been conducted to analyze the contact mapping. The survey was conducted on June 15 and 16.
Delhi is the third worst-hit states in India. It reported 2,414 new cases in the last 24 hours. It also reported a total of 1,904 deaths in a single day.