Andhra Pradesh govt reduces the price for Rapid Antigen Tests

The government has directed to charge only Rs 230 per kit including all charges. Earlier the government has reduced the price of RT-PCR tests to only Rs 500.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  6 Jan 2021 3:19 PM GMT
Andhra Pradesh govt reduces the price for Rapid Antigen Tests

Vijayawada: The Ministry of Health, Andhra Pradesh government has issued an order reducing the prices of rapid antigen test kits administered for COVID-19 tests.

The government has directed to charge only Rs 230 per kit including all charges. Earlier the government has reduced the price of RT-PCR tests to only Rs 500.The government has directed to charge only Rs 230 per kit including all charges. Earlier the government has reduced the price of RT-PCR tests to only Rs 500.

Meanwhile, State Health Commissioner Katamaneni Bhaskar said that there is no information from the centre on when the vaccination for COVID-19 will start and how many doses would be made available to the state in the first phase.

The commissioner said that efforts are being made for cold-chain management, the most crucial part of the storage and distribution of the vaccine.

Also, from registration of 7,300 passengers in May 2020, Visakhapatnam airport steadily witnessed an apparent growth in the passengers' movement in subsequent months.

In December, the airport witnessed the footfall of 1.61 lakh passengers arriving and departing to various destinations. "Compliance to safety precautions, contactless screening for ticketing, luggage-scanning and hassle-free maintenance are some of the reasons for many travellers to prefer air travel from Visakhapatnam," said the airport authority.



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