Subrat Kumar Sarangi
Bhubaneswar (NVI): The Odisha Government has fixed price for RT-PCR COVID-19 test in private labs for individuals at Rs 2,200, as per a notification by the State Health and Family Welfare department.
Four private hospitals in Bhubaneswar city have also been named in the notification, approved by ICMR for conducting the test.
The test can be conducted at the Department of Lab Services, Apollo Hospital, IMS & SUM Hospital, In DNA Life Sciences Pvt Limited (2 nd Floor, KIIT TBI ), and Gen X Diagnostics, Bhubaneswar.
The tests will be conducted under the supervision of RMRC, Bhubaneswar, the notification said.
Meanwhile, the total confirmed coronavirus cases in Odisha have climbed to 8,106 with 561 new positive cases in the biggest single-day spike so far, according to the state Health and Family Welfare Department.
Out of the new cases detected, 424 were reported from quarantine centres while the rest 136 are local contacts.
Among the fresh cases, 560 positive cases are reported from 19 districts of Odisha and 1 case is that of an NDRF personnel who had returned from West Bengal during Amphan duty.
With two more fatalities reported from Ganjam, the death toll from the disease has climbed to 29 in the state.
The number of active cases in the state currently stands at 2,567. As many as 3,534 patients have recovered from the disease in Odisha so far.