Delhi HC orders Delhi Government to ensure communication of COVID testing results within 24 hours

21 oct 2020

Delhi HC orders Delhi Government to ensure  communication of COVID testing results within 24 hours

A Division Bench of Justice Hima Kohli and Justice Subramonium Prasad of the Delhi High Court has instructed the Delhi Government to submit a status report explaining how it will ensure that the turn-around time for declaring the results of the coronavirus test is within 24 hours of taking the samples.
The notice was in response to a petition moved by Mr. Rakesh Malhotra.
The court reiterated that all employees in laboratories are to report for work regularly, and they should not self isolate unnecessarily.
According to a statement given by the bench, the results should be communicated over mobile phones within the given time.
The next hearing on the matter will be on November 11.