Home / India News / Supreme Court asks Centre to fix Covid-19 test rates across countryThe top court indicated, however, that it will not venture into the fixation of the charges which will be taken care of by the Centre.
india Updated: Jun 19, 2020 14:28 ISTThe Supreme Court said it may consider passing an order for installation of CCTVs in hospitals to ensure monitoring of patient care. (Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Taking note of dissimilarity in Covid-19 testing rates across states, the Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre to decide on the issue, and said all states should set up a panel of experts to inspect hospitals to ensure proper care of patients.
A bench comprising Justices Ashok Bhushan, S K Kaul and MR Shah, which would pass the order later, observed during the hearing that there should be uniformity in rates charged across all states.
It indicated however that the court will not venture into the fixation of the charges which will be taken care of by the Centre.
It said the court may also consider passing an order for installation of CCTVs in hospitals to ensure monitoring of patient care.
In relief to Covid-19 patients in Delhi, which has seen a sudden rise in cases over the past week, a panel set up by the Union home ministry has recommended lowering the cost of isolation beds and treatment at the intensive care units at the private hospitals in the national capital.
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