COVID-19: Bombay High Court Orders COVID-19 Tests For Maharashtra Frontline Staff

COVID-19: Bombay High Court Orders COVID-19 Tests For Maharashtra Frontline Staff

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Court directed Maharashtra to test all frontline workers in Vidarbha region (Representational)

The Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court on Monday directed Maharashtra government and other competent authorities to test all frontline workers in Vidarbha region of the state for COVID-19 through reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) method.

A bench of Justice RK Deshpande and Justice Amit B Borkar also directed the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) to frame appropriate policy and prescribe the protocol for periodical testing of the frontline workers in Vidarbha on the RT-PCR method within a period of one week from June 1.

The court issued the directions after hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by an NGO seeking directions to conduct RT-PCR tests on all frontline workers in Vidarbha.

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