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COVID-19: Delhi Govt Orders Compulsory Rapid Antigen Test For High-risk Individuals

All individuals with influenza-like illness (ILI) symptoms, all patients admitted with severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) are to be mandatorily tested, it said.

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COVID-19: Delhi Govt Orders Compulsory Rapid Antigen Test For High-risk Individuals
A medic collects a sample of a boy for COVID-19 test at NDMC Child welfare centre, in Sarojini Nagar, New Delhi.
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COVID-19: Delhi Govt Orders Compulsory Rapid Antigen Test For High-risk Individuals
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2020-07-06T08:32:35+05:30

The Delhi government on Sunday instructed all health care facilities to carry out compulsory rapid antigen detection testing of patients with ILI symptoms, patients admitted with SARI and other high-risk individuals who visit their facilities.

An order issued by the Delhi Health department directed all medical directors, medical superintendent and directors of all Delhi government-run hospitals to ensure that "rapid antigen detection testing" of all individuals/patients falling in the categories listed, who visit their hospital, is mandatorily done.

All individuals with influenza-like illness (ILI) symptoms, all patients admitted with severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) are to be mandatorily tested, it said.

"All asymptomatic patients admitted or seeking admission of following high - risk group -- Patients undergoing Chemotherapy, Immunosuppressed patient including HIV+, Patients with Malignant disease, Transplant Patients, Elderly patients ( > 65 years of age ) with co-morbidities and all asymptomatic patients undergoing aerosol generating interventions," the order said. 

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