Cap on Private Labs RT PCR Testing rates in West Bengal

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Cap on Private Labs RT PCR Testing rates in West Bengal

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Charges for RT PCR test in private labs in Kolkata are 3-4 times the rates fixed by other states.

Costs vary from INR 900 to INR 1200 while many states across India has capped pricing for RT PCR and RAT test to 300 and 150 Respectively. 

Delhi Government has capped prices at ₹ 300 for RT PCR and 100 for RAT.

Source: https://www.ndtv.com/delhi-news/delhi-rt-pcr-covid-test-cost-capped-at-rs-300-at-private-hospitals-labs-2720139

Jharkhand government has capped RT-PCR at Rs 300 and Rapid Antigen testing rates at Rs 50. 

Source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/jharkhand-government-reduces-prices-of-rt-pcr-and-rapid-antigen-tests/articleshow/89024916.cms

Andhra Pradesh government has capped RT PCR rates at 350 

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/rt-pcr-test-rate-reduced-to-350/article38294494.ece

It is an earnest appeal to the Hon'ble Chief Minister and Minister-in-charge, Health & Family Welfare Department, Government of West Bengal - Smt. Mamata Banerjee to please review this matter and cap the pricing for RT PCR and the order must be inclusive of the cost of COVID-19 tests, viral transport medium and personal protective equipment. 

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