Ever since the coronavirus pandemic began, the primary focus of the government has been on more testing. However, in RT-PCR which is the primarily used testing method takes more time to bring the result out of a particular sample collected.
Now, the nation is preparing to used another method of testing- CBNAAT which works similar to the RT-PCR test but it gives results within 40-45 minutes as compared to RT-PCR that often takes 1-2 day.
For the new CBNAAT test, the Assam government has fixed the price of 1,200 each.
Any labs found flouting this price cap will invite actions from the government authorities.