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Charges for RT-PCR should be fixed; SC sends notice to States & UTs

The petition said that the rate of PCR test to be held in the country should be fixed at Rs 400. With this, the number of people who take the corona test will increase as well as people will get benefit from it.

Yogita S.

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Published on 24 Nov 2020 10:14 AM GMT

Charges for RT-PCR should be fixed; SC sends notice to States & UTs
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New Delhi: Amidst apprehensions over the rate of PCR test of Corona. The Supreme Court has issued notice to all the states and union territories of the country and sought reply. Recently, a petition filed in the Supreme Court to this effect.

The rate of PCR test should be fixed at Rs 400:

The petition said that the rate of PCR test to be held in the country should be fixed at Rs 400. With this, the number of people who take the corona test will increase as well as people will get benefit from it. Significantly, at this time different rates of PCR tests are being taken across the country.

Regarding this, petitioner Ajay Aggarwal has knocked in the court. Hearing the petition, a bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan issued a notice to the Center and the state governments seeking an answer in two weeks.

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Petition on RT-PCR test Charges:

The SC tagged the case with other petitions. The petition has requested to instruct the Central and State Govts to set a uniform rate of Rs 400 for the RT-PCR test uniformly across the country. Apart from this, there is no other cost to test. Now the next hearing will be after two weeks.

Here the transition of corona has started increasing again in the country. Now in Maharashtra, those coming from Delhi, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Goa etc. will have to have a negative test report negative. If this is not the case, visitors will either have to return or they will have to undergo treatment at the Covid Care Center at their own expense.

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Maharashtra government has also released a guideline on Monday. According to which RT-PCR (reverse) of Covid within 72 hours from the time of landing of passengers. From the national capital Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Goa to any airport in Maharashtra. Transcription-shift miracle chain reaction) test report must be negative.

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Yogita S.

Yogita S.

Media Graduate, News Editor and PR Enthusiast.

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