As the State is experiencing second wave of Covid-19 there is a surge of COVID-19 positive cases and it has been observed that some of the hospitals are demanding COVID-19 negative certificates for the admission of patients, which is causing delay in the treatment of non covid related ailments. Hence, in the advisory regarding Covid-19 testing it is hereby directed that all the Private Hospitals shall ensure that in cases, where there are no symptoms of Covid-19 in patients, there should be no compulsion to provide negative RT-PCR results for getting them admitted into hospitals for non Covid reasons (covid-19 test shall be mandated in case of any invasive procedures after admission). Further, all the testing laboratories which are testing for Covid-19 are directed to maintain separate queues for senior citizens and pregnant women. Read more below
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