Four patients discharged; two active COVID cases in Hailakandi

Hailakandi, April 8: Four COVID-19 affected persons have been discharged from SK Roy Civil Hospital after being cured here on Thursday. The district currently has two active COVID-19 cases while 3,354 patients have recovered from the disease. 

The COVID-19 death toll in the district is nine. The district has so far tested 1,60,762 samples for COVID-19 including 468 samples in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, the district administration has informed that the rate for RT-PCR test for COVID-19 collected at NABL and ICMR approved laboratories and hospitals has been fixed at Rs.500 only and those collected at home would be Rs.700.

Tariff for Rapid Antigen Test is Rs.250 only. The administration has asked the hospitals and labs to display the revised tariffs prominently and ensure strict compliance of the order. Non-compliance will attract strict action as per provisions of law, the order warned. 

The officials of the administration and health department will closely monitor and enforce the rates strictly. The COVID vaccination drive is going on in hospitals across the district. 21,885 persons have received the first shot of the vaccine while 4,576 received the final dose as on Wednesday. 

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