Kathmandu, September 14 : The government has notably reduced the price for Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test. The Ministry of Health and Population said that the PCR test would be conducted at Rs 2,000 from Sunday (September 13).
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. 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, the PCR test has been conducted on 840,527 individuals and 54,159 of them tested positive for coronavirus in Nepal so far. The government is carrying out such test for about 10,000 people daily.
It is planning to provide Remdesivir vaccine received from Bangladesh to the hospitals enlisted under the 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.