Spain will certainly present cost controls for COVID-19 house screening sets, authorities revealed on Thursday.
The relocation follows an uproar throughout the Xmas vacations when need for fast antigen examinations surpassed supply.
The optimal cost for the sets for sale at drug stores from Saturday will certainly be EUR2.94, Health And Wellness Preacher Carolina Darias informed a press conference.
The cost cap intended to make self-tests “as available as feasible while guaranteeing they are readily available at drug stores,” Darias included.
The action was with one voice concurred at a conference of the Inter-ministerial Board on Medication Rates.
Spanish customer organization Facua just recently performed a study of 150 drug stores in 5 cities as well as located that rates for examination sets varied in between EUR4.95 as well as EUR10 euros as need surged.
Spain has actually seen a rise in COVID-19 situations in current weeks as a result of the omicron variation, positioning public health and wellness solutions under stress as well as motivating authorities to urge prevalent screening.
The Spanish federal government is likewise prolonging COVID booster to around 12 million residents aged in between 18 as well as 39 years.