The Delhi High Court on Monday asked the Delhi Government and the Department of Health and Family Welfare to treat a plea filed seeking directions to regulate/cap the rate of High Resolution Computerised Tomography (HRCT) Test/Scan in Delhi, specifically for patients with Covid-19 symptoms, as a representation.
The division bench of Chief Justice D.N. Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh said the court cannot fix a price for the test. Thus, the authorities concerned have to keep in mind the priority and other factors in accordance with the law, and the government policies applicable to the facts of the case.
Advocate Amresh Anand, the petitioner for the Counsel, submitted that this HRCT test is nowadays massively recommended to the general public having symptoms of Covid-19 and during the pendency of this petition, three more states — Karnataka, Bihar and Punjab — have also fixed the price of HRCT test.
According to the petition, the government has already fixed the price for the HRCT Test in government hospitals. Now, the petitioner has filed this petition seeking to fix the price for the HRCT Test in the private hospitals.
The Counsel for the respondent has requested to the court to pass an order that this petition be treated as a representation and the government can take the actions accordingly.