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No Need of Doctor’s Prescription for COVID-19 Test: Delhi HC [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 10 Sep 2020 9:37pm

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A brief Status Report was filed by the ICMR placing on record the latest Testing Advisory issued on 04.09.2020. The highlight of the said Advisory was that ICMR has for the first time, recommended testing on demand for all individuals undertaking travel to other countries, Interstate, wherever a negative COVID-19 test is mandated at the point of entry, as also testing by all individuals who wish to get themselves tested.

Ld. ASC Mr. Satyakam filed a petition seeking to completely do away with the necessity of prescription from a doctor for the COVID-19 test. 

He states that “though the Delhi Government was directed to examine as to whether the necessity of obtaining a prescription from a private doctor for persons who wish to undergo the RTPCR test should be made mandatory/optional or be completely done away with, the same is being mulled over and some more time is required in that regard.”

The bench comprising of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramaniam Prasad after examining the report said that “Keeping in mind the spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in Delhi, this court is of the opinion that the situation does not brook any further delay. Therefore, while providing a buffer of additional 2,000 RT- PCR tests besides 10,000 tests to the Delhi Government from out of a total testing capacity of 14,000 through RT-PCR (private sector and public sector combined), it is directed that henceforth, any resident of Delhi who wished to get tested at his/her own expense through RT-PCR for… Continue Reading...

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