A petition has been filed earlier than the Supreme Court docket on Friday in search of its route to the Central authorities and all of the state governments to repair the utmost charge for the RT-PCR check for COVID-19 to Rs 400 uniformly throughout India. Petitioner lawyer Ajay Agrawal claimed that the apex court docket ought to cross applicable instructions and orders to the Central authorities and all states to repair the RT-PCR check at Rs 400 uniformly throughout the nation.
The petition filed by Agrawal sought a route to the governments to repair the utmost charge for the RT-PCR (real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain response) check to Rs 400 uniformly throughout the nation, as an alternative of Rs 900 to Rs 2800 as mounted by totally different state governments, Union Territories and NCT of Delhi.
“There’s a large loot by laboratories and they’re minting cash to the tune of crores and crores of rupees. The margin of revenue is so excessive as it’s as excessive as 1400 per cent in Andhra Pradesh and 1200 per cent in Delhi,” Agrawal said.
“The matter is anxious with 135 crore residents of the nation as everyone nervous with the coronavirus and compelled to get their check executed at this exorbitant worth,” learn the plea.
India’s COVID-19 tally crossed the 87-lakh mark on Friday with 44,879 new circumstances within the final 24 hours, mentioned the Union Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare.
The entire variety of optimistic coronavirus circumstances within the nation now stands at 87,28,795, together with four,84,547 lively circumstances and 1,28,668 deaths.
(With ANI inputs)