Since May 20, the COVID-19 test price in Guangdong has been further lowered, according to the Healthcare Security Administration of Guangdong Province.
After the adjustment, the price shall not exceed 18 RMB per person for a single nucleic acid test for COVID-19, 5 RMB per person by taking the mixed testing approach, and 3 RMB per person for a regular mass testing. The price of an antigen test is reduced to no more than 6 RMB per person.
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Guangdong has recently led 19 provincial-level regions to carry out the third round of alliance quantity-specific procurement. The prices of products in eight categories, such as nucleic acid test reagents and supporting consumables for COVID-19, further dropped by an average of 42%, with 82% as the biggest drop, hitting a new low in China. The price reduction has been radiated out to 19 places.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 epidemic, Guangdong has lowered the price of single nucleic acid tests and mixed testing for six times in total. The cost of a single test has decreased from 143 RMB per person to below 18 RMB currently. The price of a mixed test has been reduced from 20 RMB to 5 RMB per person.
With 44.1 billion RMB saved in the cost of COVID-19 tests since the epidemic, Guangdong has effectively reduced the cost of regular nucleic acid tests for residents.
Author | Hannah, Peter (intern)
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