No free Covid test in Meghalaya from October 16
The Meghalaya government has chosen to pull back free Covid testing office in the state. From October 16, individuals of Meghalaya should pay for Covid tests.
Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said from October 16, any individual who needs to go for Covid-19 tests should pay.
"It will be appropriate for both perpetual inhabitants and the individuals who will come into the state for business purposes," Prestone Tynsong said.
The Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister additionally said from July this year, the ICMR pulled back help or appropriation to acquire testing packs and now all the states need to pay to get the units.
"There is no more help from the focal government and the ICMR has just given this request," Tynsong said.
Fast Antigen Test for Covid-19 will be obligatory for all people including perpetual inhabitants who will enter the state from October 16 for a measure of Rs 500.
Rs 3,200 will be charged for Truenat, CBNAAT or RTPCR testing, yet individuals under the BPL class individuals and those conveying endorsements of having gone through Truenat, CBNAAT or RTPCR test inside 72 hours will be excluded.
Meghalaya has so far enlisted 7,037 positive Covid cases and out of them, 2,371 cases are dynamic, 4606 have recouped and 60 kicked the bucket.
Over the most recent 24 hours, the state has revealed 270 new Covid-19 cases.