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SC: Free COVID-19 Tests Only For Economically Weaker Sections

by Sidharth Pandey Apr 13, 2020 • 07:57 PM Views 822

Modifying its April 8 order, SC says free COVID-19 tests only for economically weaker sections including those who are enrolled under schemes like Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana.

Private labs free to charge for COVID 19 testing from those who can afford to pay for testing fees as fixed by ICMR

Govt may issue any direction for reimbursement of costs of free testing for COVID-19 to private labs

Justices Ashok Bhushan and Justice Ravindra Bhat passed today's order

157 government labs and 67 private labs are currently conducting COVID-19 test

Centre says 10.7 crore poor families are enrolled in Ayushman Bharat Yojana are eligible for cashless testing of COVID-19 at private labs