AGL 8.66 Increased By ▲ 0.36 (4.34%)
ANL 10.80 Increased By ▲ 0.21 (1.98%)
AVN 80.00 Increased By ▲ 1.40 (1.78%)
BOP 5.59 Increased By ▲ 0.14 (2.57%)
CNERGY 5.51 Decreased By ▼ -0.08 (-1.43%)
EFERT 80.50 Increased By ▲ 0.25 (0.31%)
EPCL 70.50 Increased By ▲ 0.90 (1.29%)
FCCL 14.90 Decreased By ▼ -0.40 (-2.61%)
FFL 6.62 Increased By ▲ 0.09 (1.38%)
FLYNG 7.30 Increased By ▲ 0.12 (1.67%)
GGGL 10.99 Increased By ▲ 0.14 (1.29%)
GGL 17.10 Increased By ▲ 0.31 (1.85%)
GTECH 8.25 Increased By ▲ 0.11 (1.35%)
HUMNL 7.17 Increased By ▲ 0.13 (1.85%)
KEL 2.98 Decreased By ▼ -0.01 (-0.33%)
LOTCHEM 32.89 Increased By ▲ 2.12 (6.89%)
MLCF 28.34 Decreased By ▼ -0.64 (-2.21%)
OGDC 85.89 Increased By ▲ 3.14 (3.79%)
PAEL 16.89 Decreased By ▼ -0.08 (-0.47%)
PIBTL 5.98 Decreased By ▼ -0.10 (-1.64%)
PRL 18.43 Increased By ▲ 0.33 (1.82%)
SILK 1.16 Increased By ▲ 0.01 (0.87%)
TELE 11.55 Increased By ▲ 0.30 (2.67%)
TPL 9.24 Increased By ▲ 0.04 (0.43%)
TPLP 20.30 Increased By ▲ 0.42 (2.11%)
TREET 26.66 Increased By ▲ 0.20 (0.76%)
TRG 98.43 Increased By ▲ 3.83 (4.05%)
UNITY 20.12 Increased By ▲ 0.62 (3.18%)
WAVES 14.00 Decreased By ▼ -0.34 (-2.37%)
WTL 1.31 Increased By ▲ 0.01 (0.77%)
BR100 4,256 Increased By 69.1 (1.65%)
BR30 15,746 Increased By 272.4 (1.76%)
KSE100 42,666 Increased By 569.9 (1.35%)
KSE30 16,168 Increased By 285 (1.79%)
Pakistan

Sindh govt reduces Covid PCR test fees

  • Cost of the rapid antigen test (RAT) has also been decreased in the directive
Published February 4, 2022

The Sindh Healthcare Commission (SHCC) has reduced the cost of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for Covid-19 by Rs2,000, Aaj News reported on Friday.

The directive was issued under the SHCC Act 2013 Section 4 (2)(o) on Thursday and endorsed by the Sindh Health Minister Azra Fazal Pechuho, a notification by the SHCC said.

According to the notification, the PCR test that previously cost Rs6,500 will now be available at Rs4,500.

The cost of the rapid antigen test (RAT), currently being conducted between Rs1,500 to Rs3,000, has been determined at Rs1,200.

Similarly, price of at-home test has been reduced from Rs7,500 to Rs4,800.

5th wave: Pakistan reports another 6,377 cases, 48 deaths

"The decision was taken after consultation with key stakeholders — including diagnostic laboratories and hospitals conducting Covid-19 PCR tests," stated the notice.

The notification further advised authorised SHCC officers to visit such centres to ensure compliance with the cost. “Non-compliance shall entail penal consequences which may include inter-alia warning, fine, deregistration, suspension of service or stealing of premises.”

Moreover, it read the public reserved the right to lodge a complaint with the SHCC in case of non-compliance. The commission stressed the need for following all other standards required for Covid PCR testing and quality of test must be ensured.

Comments

Comments are closed.