Kohima, August 01 (NEx): Private Hospitals registered under NHCE Act 1997 are permitted to use Rapid Antibody Test as Point of Care (PoC) for COVID-19 testing subject to fulfilment of the Advisory issued on July 30, 2020 and Guideline(s) issued by the Government/ ICMR from time to time.
According to the Department of Health & Family Welfare, interested hospital/ labs initiating testing through the rapid antigen PoC test are to mandatorily register with ICMR for data entry into the ICMR portal on a real time basis. Such hospitals/ labs are to send their details to the State Nodal Officer for COVID-19 Testing, Dr. Robin Lotha, Joint Director by email to email@example.com and to contact Mob. No: 81190 00484 for any queries.
Registered Private Hospitals within the State is allowed to charge an amount of 15% above MRP plus GST per test from the patient(s) for COVID-19 Testing through Rapid Antigen Test.
Only ICMR validated Rapid Antigen Test shall be used. The details of validated Test kits List of Companies / Vendors of Rapid Antigen Test Kits for COVID-19 can be downloaded from: https://vvww.icmr.gov.in/