Delhi HC issues notice to Centre, Delhi govt on plea seeking to ensure proper Covid testing

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Centre and Delhi government on a plea seeking to ensure all Covid-19 tests are conducted by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) accredited, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) approved and registered pathological labs as the labs of NCT of Delhi are not conforming to the directions or orders of the Supreme Court.

The plea sought an immediate direction for the appointment of a Nodal Officer who can be accessible to the common citizen in the case of any illegality or foul practices detected in pathological reports while testing for Covid-19 irrespective of reports or testing rates.

The petitioner submitted that the government of NCT of Delhi is willfully not complying with the direction of the Supreme Court that has categorically held that the Covid-19 tests must be conducted in NBAL accredited labs, ICMR and World Health Organization (WHO) approved labs.

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