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Govt allows 4 private labs to begin Covid-19 tests

Govt allows 4 private labs to begin Covid-19 tests

Govt allows 4 private labs to begin Covid-19 tests
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By CNBC-TV18 Mar 22, 2020 7:25:51 PM IST (Published)

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) today issued its first of private labs that will be allowed to undertake testing for the Covid-19 coronavirus.

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) today issued its first of private labs that will be allowed to undertake testing for the Covid-19 coronavirus.

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The labs allowed by the ICMR are Thyrocare Mumbai, Suburban Diagnostics Mumbai, Metropolis Healthcare Ltd Mumbai and Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai.
The list was issued a day after the government said it would allow private labs to undertake tests for Covid-19.
The government has also said tests should be priced under Rs 4,500, with a maximum of Rs 1,500 for an initial screening test and Rs 3,000 for a confirmation test.
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