Coronavirus tests must be free: SC

Coronavirus tests must be free: SC

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Coronavirus tests must be free: SC

Coronavirus tests must be free: SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed that COVID-19 tests in approved government labs or private labs should be conducted free of cost.

The apex court asked the Centre to issue directions to approved labs for conducting COVID-19 tests free of cost.

The court also said that the tests must be carried out in ational Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories accredited labs or any agency approved by the World Health Organsiation or Indian Council of Medical Research.

https://news.rediff.com/commentary/2020/apr/08/...

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Charging 4500 in private labs

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This free test thing will never work in a country like India worried
They should make it affordable (like 1000/1500) such that only the ones with suspected symptoms will come forward to get tested

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Supreme Court na keha hai to free karna padega… smile
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Hospital/hotel/dharamshala stay bhi FREE karo.. sad toungueout

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rshushi86 wrote:

Charging 4500 in private labs

All stocks relates to pathology will be suffer . I mean will down from tommarow

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getready wrote:

This free test thing will never work in a country like India worried
They should make it affordable (like 1000/1500) such that only the ones with suspected symptoms will come forward to get tested

This is not right.
If they want people to pay, they should not enforce lockdown.

You can’t stop earnings of citizens by lockdown first and then ask them to also pay for testing.

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iamshashikant wrote:

All stocks relates to pathology will be suffer . I mean will down from tommarow

They don’t get affected. It’s free for public, meaning government will bear the price and indirectly you and me will pay for it through taxes !!

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cocay wrote:

This is not right.
If they want people to pay, they should not enforce lockdown.

You can’t stop earnings of citizens by lockdown first and then ask them to also pay for testing.

It is not right..I agree
But what do u think happens when everyone wants to get them tested ? Even those without symptoms?
I mean it is a matter of 100rs to get a doctor’s prescription now and considering the level of paranoia in people, everyone would want them to get tested
The rush will be too much which eventually leads to the closure of private lab testing

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cocay wrote:

This is not right.
If they want people to pay, they should not enforce lockdown.

You can’t stop earnings of citizens by lockdown first and then ask them to also pay for testing.

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Court should also make it mandatory for central/state governments to provide protective equipment to all medical related personnel – from cleaning staff to doctors. It’s demoralising that those in front line themselves are without protection in many places.

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cocay wrote:

This is not right.
If they want people to pay, they should not enforce lockdown.

You can’t stop earnings of citizens by lockdown first and then ask them to also pay for testing.

No this is right.

• However it should not be completely FREE. Govt should charge a nominal price rather than offering it for FREE.

• For people who are with low income can be excluded from paying or get even more discounted price (They are already getting same type of benefits with BPL Cards, Bhamashah etc. so that can be implemented)

• If you say it’s enforcement to make money – I don’t agree with it. Govt haven’t spread the virus? – It is for your life to get tested. Hence by offering at less price will maintain the quality, control on resources as per requirement.

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getready wrote:

It is not right..I agree
But what do u think happens when everyone wants to get them tested ? Even those without symptoms?
I mean it is a matter of 100rs to get a doctor’s prescription now and considering the level of paranoia in people, everyone would want them to get tested
The rush will be too much which eventually leads to the closure of private lab testing

I agree, partly. It should be free only for economically weaker section. These people must have some sort of card or proof or whatever means govt uses to identify such folks.

The middle class and well to do people will prefer private treatment including testing for obvious reasons.

Going for free testing means they will put you in quarantine facility of their choice if positive, this people will never want no matter how financially challenged they are. Their will be all kinds of restrictions in their facility. Only people who are financially challenged or misers will go for free testing, at least in the govt approved labs

This is the general thinking of people…

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aviral007 wrote:

No this is right.

• However it should not be completely FREE. Govt should charge a nominal price rather than offering it for FREE.

• For people who are with low income can be excluded from paying or get even more discounted price (They are already getting same type of benefits with BPL Cards, Bhamashah etc. so that can be implemented)

• If you say it’s enforcement to make money – I don’t agree with it. Govt haven’t spread the virus? – It is for your life to get tested. Hence by offering at less price will maintain the quality, control on resources as per requirement.

I never said it is enforcement to make money.
By enforcement, govt took away the source of income. If I don’t have any income, how do you expect me to pay?

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getready wrote:

This free test thing will never work in a country like India worried
They should make it affordable (like 1000/1500) such that only the ones with suspected symptoms will come forward to get tested

Yes, you have a point

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aviral007 wrote:

No this is right.

• However it should not be completely FREE. Govt should charge a nominal price rather than offering it for FREE.

• For people who are with low income can be excluded from paying or get even more discounted price (They are already getting same type of benefits with BPL Cards, Bhamashah etc. so that can be implemented)

• If you say it’s enforcement to make money – I don’t agree with it. Govt haven’t spread the virus? – It is for your life to get tested. Hence by offering at less price will maintain the quality, control on resources as per requirement.

Testing and treatments will be free for ayushman bharat.
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/polit...

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Corona test will be posted on DD with loot tags.
It’s just a matter of time sweat_smile

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mohitpunjabi wrote:

Corona test will be posted on DD with loot tags.
It’s just a matter of time sweat_smile

And people will have looted it by visiting multiple testing centers just for the heck of it..Inbefore, “Looted from 100 accounts” posts

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Coronavirus tests are free at govt labs. SC wants private labs to test for free ie. govt will have to pay the price, since they are the ones paying they will decide who gets tested and who doesn’t, which basically means that these private labs will work for govt like govt labs. This is great news for these labs, it is like winning a govt tender without even putting in a bid.

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