The sanctioned strength of conducting RT-PCR is 14,000 per day in Delhi
The Delhi High Court
(HC) on Wednesday suggested that the AAP government increase the RT-PCR test capacity to the maximum possible to detect Covid-19 infection, as rapid antigen tests were only 60 per cent accurate.
The HC asked an expert panel, set up by the Lieutenant Governor, to convene a meeting on priority basis to consider the extent to which capacity of testing by RT-PCR should be ramped up.
The sanctioned strength of conducting RT-PCR is 14,000 per day in Delhi. The court expressed concern over continuous rise in cases, with nearly 4,500 new infections reported on Tuesday.