Government has notably reduced the price for Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test. Speaking at a regular press briefing on Sunday, Spokesperson of Ministry of Health and Population Dr Jageshwor Gautam informed the media that the PCR test will be conducted at Rs 2,000 from today.
With this, the government and private laboratories could charge only Rs 2,000 for an individual for the PRC test against the previous rate of Rs 4,400. Gautam added that the amount was reduced following the slash in the international rate for the lab test as PCR test was reducing across the globe of late.
According to the Ministry, PCR test has been conducted on 840,527individuals and 54,159 of them tested positive for corona virus in Nepal till today.
The government has daily managed the PCR test for about 10,000 people. Dr Gautam further shared that Remdesivir vaccine received from Bangladesh would be provided from the hospitals enlisted under Nepal Health Research Council’s directives. The Council will manage for the distribution of the vaccine in the country. A total of 5,000 doses of vaccines have been received from neighbouring Bangladesh.
Source: National News Agency Nepal