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Corona: Docs slam return to initial testing rule

An anaesthetist in the city said he had to postpone two surgeries on Friday as he couldn’t prescribe Covid-19 tests after the BMC order late on Thursday barring tests except when approved by the civic health officer. “Testing on a private doctor’s prescription is currently not permitted,” said a message from one of the private labs to a doctor. “If physicians, surgeons cannot advise a test, what is the point of coercing us to open clinics and hospitals?” said a Goregaon-based doctor.

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An anaesthetist in the city said he had to postpone two surgeries on Friday as he couldn’t prescribe Covid-19 tests after the BMC order late on Thursday barring tests except when approved by the civic health officer. “Testing on a private doctor’s prescription is currently not permitted,” said a message from one of the private labs to a doctor. “If physicians, surgeons cannot advise a test, what is the point of coercing us to open clinics and hospitals?” said a Goregaon-based doctor. https://ift.tt/2Wj5Gd0