OFFICE OF DIRECTOR GENERAL OF HEALTH SERVICES
GOVT. OF NCT OF DELHI
F-17, KARKARDOOMA, DELHI – 110032

No. 38/PS/DGHS/Misc/2020/216-222
Date: 02/06/2020

OFFICE ORDER

Following strategy for COVID-19 testing is to be followed in Delhi.

Strategy for COVID-19 TESTING

  1. All symptomatic (ILi symptoms) individuals with history of international travel in the last 14 days.
  2. All symptomatic (ILI symptoms) contacts of laboratory confirmed cases.
  3. All symptomatic (ILi symptoms) healthcare workers/frontline workers involved m containment and mitigation of COVID 19.
  4. All patients of Severe Acute Respiratory infection (SARI).
  5. Direct and high-risk contacts (diabetic, hypertension, cancer patient and senior citizen) of a confirmed case to be tested once between day 5 and day 10 of coming into contact with a confirmed case.
  6. All symptomatic ILi within hotspots/containment zones.
  7. All hospitalized patients who develop ILi symptoms.
  8. All symptomatic ILi among returnees and migrants within 7 days of illness.
  9. No emergency procedure (including deliveries) should be delayed for lack of test. However, samples can be sent for testing if indicated as above (1-8), simultaneously
    • ILi case is defined as one with acute respiratory infection with fever >38C AND cough.
    • SARI case is defined as one with acute respiratory infection with fever >38C AND cough AND require hospitalization.
    • All testing in the above categories is recommended by real time RT-PCR test only.

(Dr. Nutan Mundeja)
DGHS

  1. All MSs/MDs of Hospitals/Institutions under H&FW Department
  2. All District Magistrates, Government of NCT of Delhi
  3. All the ICMR Authorized Labs (Govt. & Pvt.)

No. 38/PS/DGHS/Misc/2020/216-222
Date: 02/06/2020

Copy to:

  1. Addl. CS (Home), Govt. of NCT of Delhi
  2. Pr. Secretary to Hon’ble LG, Delhi
  3. Pr. Secretary (Revenue, E&F), Gov t. of NCT of Delhi
  4. Add!. Secretary to Hon’ ble CM, Govt. of NCT of Delhi
  5. Secretary to Hon’ple Minister of Health, GNCT of Delh i
  6. OSD to CS, Govt. of NCT of Delhi
  7. PA to Spl. Secretary (H&FW)

(Dr. Nutan Mundeja)
DGHS

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