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Ruling that the Delhi government cannot implement its proposed door-to-door ration delivery scheme in its current form, the Delhi High Court on Thursday agreed with the lieutenant governor’s view that the decision would require the approval prior to the central government.

“Since Parliament enacted the NFSA, which specifically requires that programs introduced by central or state government be in the area and in the manner prescribed by central government, the GNCTD is required to implement the program home delivery offered only in the manner that the central government may prescribe, and not otherwise,” the divisional bench of Acting Chief Justice Vipin Sanghi and Justice Jasmeet Singh said in its decision on a petition challenging the Ghar Ghar AAP Government Yojna Ration.

READ | HC curbs door-to-door delivery of Delhi government’s ration program

The All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS-New Delhi) has waived user fees for all tests and diagnostics costing less than Rs 300 “with immediate effect”. This will make most blood and urine tests, plain X-rays and ultrasounds, among others, free for patients visiting the outpatient department or admitted to general wards. Currently, most blood and urine tests at AIIMS cost around 25 rupees, plain x-rays cost between 30 and 200 rupees depending on the part of the body being studied, mammography costs 300 rupees and ultrasound costs 200 rupees.

READ | AIIMS waives all user fees for testing, diagnostics below Rs 300

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