Coronavirus: Congress calls for ‘testing for all’ in Delhi, BJP wants reduced treatment costs


The Congress on Monday demanded the Centre should expand testing capacity for Covid-19 to include every citizen of Delhi, reported NDTV. The demands were made at an all-party meeting chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah to discuss the coronavirus situation in the Capital.

The home minister and Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal said that coronavirus testing will be made available to everyone in the Capital, News 18 reported.

The meeting came a day after Shah met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the second time in less than a week, to discuss the escalating health crisis in the Capital. After Sunday’s meeting, Shah announced that the Centre will provide 500 railway coaches to Delhi due to shortage of beds at hospitals. He also added that coronavirus testing will be ramped up amid a sharp increase in cases.

During Monday’s meeting, the Congress told Shah that an amount of Rs 10,000 should be paid to every family in which a member is infected with Covid-19, or to those who live in a containment zone. The party also demanded that all medical students who are in their final year of education, should be used as non-permanent resident doctors to step up efforts to tackle the outbreak.

Apart from the Congress, the meeting was also…

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