Give COVID-19 test reports directly to patients: Bombay HC to BMC, Maha govt

by National | 21-06-2020 | 548 views

Bombay HC on Saturday asked BMC and Maharashtra government to implement the Supreme Court's order to hand over COVID-19 test reports directly to patients or their family members. HC was hearing a plea filed by a BJP corporator seeking to set aside a BMC order. The order directed private labs to first share reports of COVID-19 positive patients with BMC.

During the last 24 hours, 13,925 COVID-19 patients have been cured in India and the recovery rate has further improved to 55.49%, the central government said. According to the official data, a total of 2,27,755 COVID-19 patients have been cured/discharged so far. India on Sunday recorded the highest single-day spike in infections with over 15,000 new cases in 24 hours.

The condition of Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, who had tested positive for coronavirus, has improved after being administered plasma therapy, his office has said. His fever has subsided and oxygen level has improved, it added. "Doctors have said that he can be shifted to the general ward by tomorrow," his office further stated.

Senior Congress leader and AICC secretary in Telangana V Hanumantha Rao tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to a hospital in Hyderabad on Sunday. Rao was involved in relief activities for the poor like distribution of ration amid coronavirus lockdown. He had also participated in party activities including protests against state government on irrigation projects.

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Haryana have taken a joint decision to suspend the annual Kanwar Yatra. The Chief Ministers of the three states said that the religious gurus and the Kanwar Yatra organisations have proposed not to hold the annual Kanwar Yatra this time. The Yatra was scheduled to begin from July 6.

Tamil Nadu recorded its biggest single-day spike of 2,532 coronavirus cases on Sunday, taking total number of cases there to 59,377, said the state's Department of Health and Family Welfare. Tamil Nadu's coronavirus death toll climbed to 757 with 53 more dying of the virus in last 24 hours. Total 32,754 COVID-19 patients have been discharged in Tamil Nadu.

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