Set up medical panel to see if breath analyser test necessary during COVID-19, Delhi High Court asks DGCA
The medical committee would even be requested to study if blood checks would suffice instead
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed civil aviation regulator DGCA to set up a medical committee to study whether or not breath analyser (BA) checks of pilots and cabin crew want to be performed or blood checks would suffice instead.
Justice Prathiba M. Singh mentioned the committee shall take note the security of passengers as additionally of pilots and cabin crew whereas deciding whether or not conducting BA checks could be advisable during the prevailing pandemic which has seen a surge in infections.
The courtroom directed that the committee place its report earlier than the following date of listening to on May 5.
The order got here on the plea by an affiliation representing pilots of Air India looking for suspension of BA checks during the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic.