Press Releases


Health & Family Welfare Department
Title: Press Release on mechanism for testing and isolation
Press Release Number:
It is hereby informed that testing at all entry points would be charged from the 16th of October 2020 onwards.
1. Testing at entry points would be done through Rapid Antigen Test at a cost of Rs. 500.00 per test.
2. For other tests like CBNAAT/TrueNat/RT-PCR, the cost is priced at Rs. 3200.00 per test.
• The test shall be free for the high-risk contacts who need to be tested on the advice of Health Officials.
• The free test shall not be covered under MHIS unless a person is hospitalized.
(Yellow & Pink NFSA Cardholders)
• For BPL families, the test shall be done free of cost in Government Hospitals on medical advice.
• Although cash payment is allowed, cashless payment through mobile banking is encouraged.
Released Date:
06 Oct 2020