Covid-19 tests are free of cost in Government hospitals. Although the Supreme Court had initially directed that Covid-19 testing be done free of cost for everyone in private labs and hospitals, it modified its order, and stated that free testing should be done for the poor, who are eligible under the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana. The Supreme Court also stated that private labs can now continue to charge for testing for Covid-19, and that the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare may issue the guidelines for reimbursement for any free testing of Covid-19 undertaken by private Labs.
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