Courts Update Delhi HC to regulate HRCT Test for COVID-19 patients

Delhi HC to regulate HRCT Test for COVID-19 patients

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New Delhi, May 31 (ILNS) The Delhi High Court today asked the Government of NCT of Delhi and the Department of Health and Family Welfare to treat a plea as representation, seeking directions to regulate/cap the rate of ‘High Resolution Computerised Tomography’ (HRCT) Test/Scan in Delhi, specifically for patients having COVID-19 symptoms.

The Division Bench of Justice DN Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh said that as the Court cannot fix the price for the test, the concerned authorities have to keep in mind the priority and other factors in accordance with law, and Government Policies applicable to the facts of the case.

Advocate Amresh Anand, petitioner for the Counsel, submitted before the Court that this HRTC test is nowadays massively recommended to the general public having symptoms of COVID-19 and during the pendency of this writ petition three more states Karnataka, Bihar and Punjab have also fixed the price of the HRTC test.

According to the petition, the Government has already fixed the price for the HRTC Test in Government hospitals. Now, the petitioner has filed this petition, seeking direction to the respondent to fix the price for HRTC Test in private hospitals.

The Counsel for the respondent requested to the Court to pass an order that this petition be treated as a representation and the government can take the actions accordingly. ILNS/DS/RJ

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