Pay ₹2,400 for getting tested for Covid-19 in Delhi
Now you will have to pay a amount of 2,400 rupees for getting tested for covid-19 in Delhi.
This price is fixed on the suggestion of a committee set up by Union Minister Amit Shah.
On Wednesday Ministry of Home Affairs announced this decision to ramp up containment of coronavirus.
This decision will enable the testing in delhi to almost double.
16,618 test samples were collected from 15 to 16 June as against the daily collection of 4,000 to 4,500 samples before this period..
To improve contact mapping in Delhi, health surveys have to be started after directions given by Shah.
Out of total population of two ,30,466 in national capital’s 242 containment zones, survey of 1,77,692 people has been conducted between 15-16 June and remaining are going to be covered by 20 June, MHA further said.
To provide relief to the commoner amid pandemic Shah had directed for a high-level expert committee, led by Niti Aayog member V.K. Paul, to repair testing rates. As per the panel’s report received by Union Health Ministry, Delhi government has been asked to repair the Covid-19 testing rate at ₹2,400.
Also, so as to extend testing and have a fast delivery of leads to Delhi, from Thursday tests are going to be done via new Rapid Antigen methodology approved by ICMR.
Delhi would tend priority for these kits and 169 centres have also been found out across Delhi.