Maximum prices stipulated for PCR, rapid antigen tests

The government has stipulated maximum prices for RT-PCR tests and Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT), Minister of Health Pavithra Wanniarachchi says.

Accordingly, private healthcare facilities will be allowed to charge only Rs. 6,500 per RT-PCR test and Rs. 2,000 per Rapid Antigen Test.

The gazette notification announcing the move will be published tomorrow (August 12), the health minister said further. – ada derana

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