Corona virus (COVID-19) will not be tested for free in the country. So far, the government was appealing and approving the private lab to investigate, but in a meeting of high officials on Friday, it has been agreed to fix a fee of five thousand rupees for the examination of COVID-19. Sources say that there are about 51 NABH certificate labs in the country, which have long been considered for permission to test the corona virus.
Recently, Director General of All India Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Dr. Balaram Bhargava said that if a private lab wants it, it can test the corona virus for free. After this, private sector lab operators raised big questions. According to them, they are ready to support the government in this emergency, but they should also get basic expenses. So that he can get the expenditure on a sample.
However, it is also being told that there was no mutual consent for a long time at the meeting at the ministry level, but in the end it has been agreed to check Rs 5000 per inquiry. Apart from Union Health Secretary Preeti Sudan, Dr. Balram Bhargava and several private lab operators were present in this meeting. However, when will the investigation in private lab begin? It has not been decided yet.