New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the city government on a PIL seeking direction for it to adopt blood screening methods that eliminate the possibility of infections through blood transfusion.A division bench of Chief Justice D. Murugesan and Justice Jayant Nath also issued notice to city government`s department of health and family welfare and sought their responses by July 10, the next date of hearing.The Public Interest Litigation (PIL), filed by lawyer Jewesh Maneja through advocate R. Jawaharlal, said the government should use Nucleic acid Amplification Test (NAT) screening of donated blood in blood banks in the city by Individual Donor Testing (IDT). The implementation of NAT will be an important step forward in the prevention of transfusion transmission infections, it contended.
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