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AAP Government to HC: All Pregnant Women Not Required To Undergo Coronavirus Test

Lawstreet Journal 18 Jul 2020 8:51pm

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On Wednesday (15th July), AAP Government told the Delhi High Court that all pregnant women are not required to undergo Covid-19 tests when they go to a hospital for obstetrical care (childbirth).

The Delhi Government submitted an affidavit stating that only suspected cases of Covid-19 are to be tested for the viral infection. The submission was made before the bench of Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan.

The obstetrical care cannot be delayed for want of testing as stated by the Delhi Government. Additionally, not all symptomatic pregnant women will be tested.

The persons coming from hotspots or the ones who have had contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 are tested for the viral infection, as per the Government.

The court noting the affidavit said that it will not monitor the case any further since the Government has put forth a clear set of guidelines.

The bench said, “Enough and adequate steps have been taken to expedite testing and in certain cases, testing is also not required.”

The Delhi Government was asked to make sure that the time taken between when a healthcare worker goes for testing of a pregnant woman and when the test is declared should not take more than 24 hours. Further, the Government has been asked to circulate the guidelines on the testing of pregnant women to all government and private hospitals in the union territory.

A PIL seeking prompt testing and speedy declaration of test results of pregnant women going to hospitals for childbirth was disposed of by the… Continue Reading...

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