The Supreme Court today took note of the differences in COVID-19 testing charges in various states and asked the centre to fix an upper limit for these tests. A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, S K Kaul and M R Shah, which would pass the order later, observed during the hearing that there should be uniformity in COVID-19 testing charge in all states.
“There should be uniformity in COVID-19 test fee. In some states it is Rs 2, 200 and in some it’s Rs 4, 500,” the court told the government. The bench indicated, however, that the court will not venture into the fixation of the charges which will be taken care of by the centre.
(By – Anupama)