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Labs/Hospitals To Inform Individuals Who Come For COVID-19 Test To Be In Home Quarantine Till Results are Known: Karnataka HC [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 22 Jul 2020 8:18pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Labs/Hospitals To Inform Individuals Who Come For COVID-19 Test To Be In Home Quarantine Till Results are Known: Karnataka HC  [READ ORDER]

Stating that the State and Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) must take all plausible steps to lessen the time required for making COVID-19 test reports available, the High Court of Karnataka on July 20, 2020, instructed the state to issue instructions to laboratories and hospitals to notify those taking the swab test about their duty to start home isolation until the report is issued. 

A division bench consisting of Chief Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Alok Aradhe observed: 

"As observed on an earlier date, there is a time gap between a person getting intimated of tested positive and visit of paramedic and a team of BBMP at his residence. This time is very crucial as delay can result in the spread of COVID-19. This will be so in case of the asymptomatic patient because he may not be in home-quarantine after he submits his sample for test. State and BBMP must ensure that time lag between the test report and visit of the BBMP team is curtailed to the minimum." 

In addition, it also said-

"After a person receives a report or SMS that he is tested positive, considering the state of mind of such a patient, he needs to be informed immediately what action he is supposed to take. He must be informed that in case he is asymptomatic and does not have the facility of home isolation he can go to private CCC. In case his condition requires admission to hospital he has freedom of approaching private hospitals the list of which is available on the portal of BBMP He… Continue Reading...


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