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Covid-19 crisis: High Court tells Delhi govt to increase RT-PCR testing

The HC asked an expert panel, set up by the Lieutenant Governor, to convene a meeting on priority basis to consider the extent to which capacity of testing by RT-PCR should be ramped up

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Press Trust of India 

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The sanctioned strength of conducting RT-PCR is 14,000 per day in Delhi

The (HC) on Wednesday suggested that the AAP government increase the RT-PCR test capacity to the maximum possible to detect Covid-19 infection, as rapid antigen tests were only 60 per cent accurate.

The HC asked an expert panel, set up by the Lieutenant Governor, to convene a meeting on priority basis to consider the extent to which capacity of testing by RT-PCR should be ramped up.

The sanctioned strength of conducting RT-PCR is 14,000 per day in Delhi. The court expressed concern over continuous rise in cases, with nearly 4,500 new infections reported on Tuesday.

First Published: Thu, September 17 2020. 00:34 IST
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