Gov’t Still Formulating PCR Test Price Standard

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 11 September 2020
Category: News
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Spokesperson for COVID-19 Mitigation Working Committee during a press conference at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Thursday (10/9). (Photo by: BPMI)

The Government has announced it is currently establishing a standard for the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test price.

“Various organizers in health affairs, including health administrators, Ministry of Health, both private and government, as well as providers of PCR or reagents are involved in the formulation process,” Spokesperson for the COVID-19 Mitigation Working Committee Wiku Adisasmito said.

Wiku also pointed out that once the decision is made, the Government will announce the result to the public and the price so health facilities administering PCR testing adopt the set price.

“We will announce the price to the public and assign laboratories administering PCR testing,” he said.

PCR test prices at various health facilities still vary due to the limited stock of reagents being circulated. (Communication Team of the COVID-19 Mitigation and PEN Working Committee/EN)



Translator: Muhardi
Reviewed by: M. Ersan Pamungkas

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