The Apex Court on Friday declined Maharashtra Government’s decision i.e not to provide a copy of ‘Covid-19 test result’ to the patient or his/her relative. The order, by a three judge bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan came as the part of the suo moto monitoring of facilities to Covid patients. The bench stated that it was a strange part of the Maharashtra government to ‘deny’ the copy of the test report if the patient he/she ‘found positive’. Solicitor Tushar Mehthta added, “There is no logic behind this decision. If one undergoes a test, he/she has a right to know the result of the test. When a report of the patient is positive, the same shall be given to the patient or his relatives”. The court also further directed to other states not to follow the same example.
(By- Durga Bhatt)