Not all pregnant women required to undergo Covid test Delhi govt tells HC
| Thursday | 16th July, 2020
New Delhi: Not all pregnant women are required to undergo COVID-19 tests when they go to a hospital for obstetrical care (child birth), the AAP government told the Delhi High Court on Wednesday.
However, obstetrical care cannot be delayed for want of testing, the Delhi government said, adding that not all symptomatic pregnant women would be tested.
"Enough and adequate have been taken to expeditetesting and in certain cases testing is also not required," the bench said.
It also asked the government to disseminate the latest guidelines on testing of pregnant women to all of its and private hospitals in the national Capital.
With these directions, the court disposed of a PIL seeking expeditious testing and speedy declaration of results of pregnant women going to hospitals for child birth.