| Kovid check-in is free for those coming from abroad

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Thiruvananthapuram: Kovid‌ examination is now free for all those coming to Kerala from abroad. RTPCR for them at the airports. Health Minister K.K. Shailaja. The probe is being stepped up in the wake of a sharp rise in Kovid spread in the state. 448 at the rate of Rs. The mobile labs will be operational tomorrow, he said.

RTPCR Private labs charged high rates for testing. Laboratories that do not provide test results within 24 hours will have their license revoked. RTPCR Mobile labs are being set up as part of maximizing testing. Private labs charge Rs 1700 for testing while mobile labs charge only Rs 448.

Sandor Medicals has been awarded the tender to run the mobile labs. If required, more mobile labs will be set up to include companies that have placed second and third in the tender.

The first mobile lab in Thiruvananthapuram will start functioning today. He hopes to start in other districts by mid-March.