The Deputy Commissioner, East Jaiñtia Hills District has informed that the State government has approved inclusion of COVID-19 testing packages in the Transaction Management System for all private hospitals, for the current policy period till January 31.
According to the notification, the rates for COVID- 19 testing through Rapid Antigen Test is Rs. 500, for RT-PCR test the cost is Rs. 1000, Rs. 1500 will be charged for TRUNAAT and Rs. 3000 for CBNAAT.
The guidelines for COVID-19 testing states that Test Packages is available only in ICMR/ Authorized Laboratories in Private Hospitals, mandatory report to be uploaded in the Transaction Management System. Furthermore, Hospitals incentive will not be applicable for COVID-19 test packages and Hospital conducting the test is eligible to block the package.
The COVID-19 test will be applicable for only three categories that include in-patients, beneficiaries requiring day care surgical/ non surgical invasive procedures and all patients planned for elective surgery test done on out-patients basis.