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COVID-19 Test Not Mandatory for All Pregnant Women Before Delivery: Delhi Govt Tells Delhi HC

The Delhi Government has informed the Delhi High Court that it is not mandatory for all pregnant women to undergo testing for COVID-19 prior to their delivery. The information was given before the Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan in a plea seeking priority testing, expeditious processing and declaration of results of pregnant women for COVID-19. The Directorate of Family Welfare, Delhi Government, has also submitted that only those pregnant women are required to undergo COVID-19 testing who are either confirmed COVID-19 contacts or are under investigation for being a suspect. The report further states that with regard to admission in hospitals for in-patient care including surgery, pregnant women coming for delivery etc., prior COVID-19 test is not mandatory and in emergency situations the treatment must not be denied for want of COVID-19 test results.

Asia Law Offices advised a major transnational strategic collaboration between its client, UAE-Based Pharmax Pharmaceuticals, and Swiss pharma major Acino Pharmaceuticals.

ALO represented Pharmax in the structuring and closure of entire transaction documents of the significant collaboration.

The collaboration framework extends to licensing, manufacturing, and supply of Acino formulations within the gastroenterology and the cardiovascular space throughout the Middle East and Africa.