'Don't Stick To Technicalities': Madras High Court Directs State To Not Insist On RTPCR Report While Deciding Compensation-

17th June,2021

'Don't Stick To Technicalities': Madras High Court Directs State To Not Insist On RTPCR Report While Deciding Compensation-


The Madras High Court on Tuesday requested the Health specialists of Tamil Nadu Government to handle the case for remuneration of the Petitioner, widow of a private clinical professional who contracted Covid-19 disease on the job and surrendered to it, without demanding for his RT-PCR report. A Single Bench of Justice N. Anand Venkatesh belittled the act of "adhering to details" and held that the specialists need not demand creation of RT-PCR report for preparing the case when a more "securing" proof, i.e., CT-Scan report is delivered.

"If not for the selfless services rendered by the Doctors, a major population of this country would have been wiped out due to the deadly COVID-19. Consequently, the most un-that ought to be accomplished for a Doctor, who has lost his life because of COVID-19, which had spread to him while he was working, is to recognize the magnanimous help of the Doctor and give the fundamental pay to his family," the Judge noticed.

The Petitioner had made a case under the PM Garib Package Insurance Scheme for Health Workers Fighting COVID-19 which gives an inclusion of Rs. 50,00,000/ - for both Public Health-care Providers just as the Doctors and staffs having a place with Private Hospitals, in the event that they pass on because of COVID-19. She presented that her better half, who was additionally treating COVID-19 patients, begun feeling the manifestations and was quickly raced to a Private Hospital where 'CT Chest COVID Screening Test' was performed and it was derived that he was tormented with COVID-19.