Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi
Health & Family Welfare Department
9th Level, A-Wing, Delhi Secretariat, New Delhi – 110002

Ph: 011-23392017, Fax: 011-23392464, email: pshealth@nic.in

No. 52/DGHS/PH-IV/COVID-19/2020(CD-112601533)/prsecyhfw/6075-6084

Date: 29.04.2020

Whereas, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) is satisfied that the NCT of Delhi is threatened with the spread of COVID-19 epidemic, which has already been declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), and has considered it necessary to take effective measures to prevent its spread in NCI of Delhi.

And whereas, it has been decided by the Competent Authority that the RT-PCR tests have to be performed expeditiously in Delhi for the containment zones & the patients admitted in COVID19 designated Delhi Govt. Hospitals/ COVID Care Centres/ COVID Testing Centres for emphatic containment of the disease.

And whereas, the samples collected from different districts are being sent to various Govt. &

Private Labs majorly to National Institute of Biologicals (NIB), Noida (UP) in the last 15 days.

And whereas, it has been observed that there is considerable pendency for the testing reports in National Institute of Biologicals (NIB), Noida (UP) which is hindering the effective containment of the disease.

Therefore, now it has been decided that in continuation of orders issued by DGHS, H&FW Department, GNCTD vide order No. F. 23/Misc./COVID-19/DGHS/NHC/2020/Pt-Vl/4839-4849 dated 14-04-2020 & order No. F. 23/Misc./COVID-19/DGHS/NHC/2020/Pt-Vl/4933-40, dated 22/04/2020.

All Dy. Commissioners shall ensure:

1. That no sample is sent to NIB, Noida till 03-05-2020.

2. The samples shall be distributed among the other Govt. & Private Labs, so as to ensure that the results are received within one day of submission of the sample to the respective lab.

Padmini Singla

Secretary (Health and FW)

To

All Dy. Commissioners (Revenue), GNCT of Delhi

No. 52/DGHS/PH-IV/COVID-19/2020(CD-112601533)/prsecyhfw/6075-6084

Date: 29.04.2020

Copy to:

1. Addl. CS (Home), Govt. of NCI of Delhi

2. Pr. Secretary to Hon’ble LG, Delhi

3. Pr. Secretary (Revenue), Govt. of NCI of Delhi

4. Pr. Secretary (Health & FW /UD), Govt. of NCI of Delhi

5. Addl. Secretary to Hon’ble CM, Govt. of NCI of Delhi

6. Secretary to Hon’ble Minister of Health, GNCT of Delhi

7. OSD to CS, Govt. of NCT of Delhi

8. Director (DGHS)

9. PA to All Spl. Secretaries (H&FW)

Padmini Singla

Secretary (Health and FW)

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