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Coronavirus Testing & Treatment in India- The Central Government has made the big decision to provide Coronavirus Testing and Treatment free for nearly 50 Crores who are enrolled in Ayushmann Bharat orPMJAY Schemes. On Saturday Modi Government took the decision to facilitate free Treatment and Testing of COVID19 symptomatic and positive people. Government roughly gives the data, that around 50 Crores people can be benefited under these Governments' schemes.
Around half a billion people can avail facilities of Free Coronavirus Testing and Treatment under Ayushmann Bharat scheme a world's largest Healthcare scheme implemented last year by Modi Government and PMJAY scheme. In addition to that Maharashtra Government also announced on Saturday that all patients in State will be treated free of cost.
Coronavirus Testing & Treatment free.
Taking a major decision on Saturday National Health Authority added that the testing and treatment of COVID -19 is already available for free in the public facilities and now onwards people eligible under Government’s health assurance schemes a roughly more than 50 crore citizens are eligible to avail free testing through private labs also. Covid19 treatment in empanelled hospitals is also made free.
The National Health Authority (NHA) in its statement said from now as per Government of India's directions empanelled hospitals are offering their own authorised testing facilities or tie-up with an authorized testing facilities to facilitate free Coronavirus Testing. The Coronavirus tests would be carried out as per the protocol set by ICMR and by private labs approved and registered by ICMR.
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Coronavirus Testing in Private Laboratories
The Covid19 treatment by private hospitals or Private labs will be covered under AB-PM Jan Aarogya Yojna. Based on ICMR guidelines from now COVID-19 testing by private laboratories in India, the test is to be conducted by laboratory which has NABL accreditation for real-time PCR assay for RNA virus. The statement further said that Laboratory test in a Private lab should be only offered when prescribed by a qualified physician for COVID-19 testing. Only PMJAY and Aayushman Bharat scheme enrolled citizens can facilitate Free Coronavirus Testing in Private labs.