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HC: Don’t want Delhi to be corona capital, pvt hospitals with labs should do Covid tests

“According to the government’s status report, there are 17 laboratories in the public sector and their current combined capacity for testing is 2,900 per day.

Noting that Delhi is fast moving towards “becoming the Corona capital of the country – a city that can do good to the city” – the Delhi High Court on Thursday said, “It is the need of the hour that all private hospitals in Delhi Be equipped with Delhi. ” The laboratory should be allowed to carry out the test without any further loss of time for conducting Covid-19 test ”.

HC has presented the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) as a party to the current proceedings, so that details of private hospitals authorized by it to conduct Covid-19 test can be submitted to the court by the next date of June hearing . 18.

A bench of Justice Hema Kohli and Justice Subramaniam said, “The ICMR while filing its status report, will also state the number of applications submitted by recognized laboratories in Delhi, Covid-19 test, and the status of the said applications.” Prasad during the video-conferencing hearing.

As per the status report filed on Thursday by the Delhi government, notices were also issued to all the 23 private laboratories asked to carry out Covid-19 tests if they would have allowed these tests to be adopted for RT If so, file the affidavit, inter alia. PCR test or CB-NAAT test.

The petitioner advocate Rakesh Malhotra stated that the list of private laboratories mentioned in the status report is incorrect as the Delhi government had barred about six laboratories including Sir Ganga Ram Hospital from conducting Covid tests.

Satyakam, Additional Permanent Advocate of the Delhi Government, disputed the submission, stating that the details presented in the status report are correct. The bench said, “To satisfy ourselves on this important aspect, it is considered appropriate to issue notice to all 23 …”

According to the government’s status report, there are 17 laboratories in the public sector and their current combined capacity for testing is 2,900 per day. In the private sector, 23 laboratories have been permitted to conduct tests, with a combined capacity of 5,700 tests per day.

On the issue that non-Covid patients approach private hospitals for admission for accidental surgery and until they undergo the Covid-19 test, the bench said, “It is directed that Delhi All private hospitals have been called. The Reserve 20% beds are equipped with laboratories to conduct the Covid-19 test, and have ICMR approval to do so, should proceed to test.”

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