Government of Telangana revises rates chargeable by Private Hospitals and Private Laboratories for COVID-19 testing

The Health, Medical and Family Welfare Department, Telangana (Department) has in an Order dated 18.11.2020 issued the revised rates for COVID-19 testing in the state of Telangana.

The maximum rates chargeable for testing (RT-PCR) by private NABL & ICMR approved laboratories are fixed as follows:

  1. Samples which are collected at the Labs / Hospitals (including all charges – test cost +PPE etc.,)- Rs. 850
  2. Samples which are collected from home (including all charges – test cost + VTM + PPE etc.,)  – Rs. 1200

This is a reduction from the earlier rates of Rs. 2,200 for samples which are collected at the Labs/Hospitals and Rs. 2,800 for samples collected from home.

Additionally, all private NABL & ICMR approved labs have been instructed to follow the guidelines issued by ICMR from time to time. All  Hospitals, Institutes and Labs  must also display the revised tariffs prominently and strictly comply with the same. Non-compliance shall attract action as per the law.

 

Source: Health, Medical and Family Welfare Department, Telangana

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