Isabel rodriguez, spokesman for the Government, has refused to reveal the price what will the antigen test in the interview that he gave this Thursday morning to The Ana Rosa Program.
Has pointed out that only a few hours left for the interministerial commission to set the price. However, he has said that it will be a price “very affordable“so that these resources are of” accessible “use and allow”speed up the situation of the Primary care“.
The Government is going to fix this Thursday the price of the self-diagnostic tests, which will continue selling only in pharmacies, despite the fact that Catalonia and Citizens also requested that it be purchased in other establishments, such as supermarkets, as is done in other countries.
“It is considered that pharmacies was the more efficient way to take into consideration the dispensing of these tests which, at the same time, have an impact on the management of the pandemic data and which, therefore, also has an impact on public health, “Rodriguez concluded this Thursday.
The minister Carolina Darias did not advance any approximate figure of the price of antigens, although he indicated that it would be “the most affordable price possible“. The price of these tests is set due to the shortage suffered in some cities during Christmas and the high price of some, costing between 10 and 12 euros. PP asked on Wednesday that the price out two, and the Cinfa laboratory estimated that the price would be in the five euros.
The increase in cases contagion of the Omicron variant has triggered the demand for these tests, and in turn, the price of these. That is why the price is going to be set as it has already been done in other countries. However, they do not follow the same distribution strategy.
President, Pedro Sanchez, explained that “Spain has chosen to put the strategy to rest in pharmacies” before the “guarantee“What these establishments offer, in addition to the fact that they are in charge of”report positive cases“. In turn, the spokesman already assured that “the Government has always worked from the rigor to provide security to the citizens of the hand of the pharmacists “.
However, from the National Association of Large Distribution Companies (ANGED) consider “Very necessary“the distribution of these tests in large areas” in this phase of the pandemic, in which it is demanding to the citizens your collaboration in the control of the virus, by means of the self-diagnosis of contagions “.