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Bhubaneswar, 2 August: The Government of Odisha has allowed private hospitals, nursing homes and laboratories to conduct screening of Kovid-19 using rapid antigen and RT-PCR methods as part of the exercise to enhance the testing facilities. The Department of Health and Family Welfare issued a notification in this regard on Saturday. The department issued separate guidelines for testing of samples under rapid antigen and RT-PCR. Private healthcare establishments have to follow the ICMR rules.
It has been said in the notification that the results of the test of the samples will have to be reported to the state authorities before being given to the person. Private institutions can charge a maximum of Rs 450 for Rapid Antigen Detection while Rs 2,200 has been fixed for RT-PCR. Nursing homes, hospitals and laboratories must be registered under the Odisha Clinical Establishment Act, 1990.
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The notification states, “The results of the investigation should be first reported to the state authorities and after 24 hours, the person concerned should be informed.” So far 5,28,708 people have been screened for corona virus in Odisha, of which 33,479 have been found infected.
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