Covid-19: Self test-kits to be sold lower than ceiling price in Melaka soon, says exco member

MELAKA: An affordable rapid antigen test kit (RTK) is set to be sold in the state – below the ceiling price – in a few weeks time, says Melaka health and anti-drug committee chairman Dr Muhamad Akmal Saleh.

He said the Melaka Biotechnology Corporation had managed to obtain approval to sell the Covid-19 self-test kit from the Medical Device Authority (MDA).

“The test kit is expected to be lower than the current ceiling price of RM4.90 each and the selling price will be announced by the Melaka Chief Minister later,” he said on Tuesday (Feb 22).

He said the test kit would help to meet the high demand for such self-test kits.