Bhubaneswar: Amid tall claims by the Odisha Well being division that the Covid-19 graph is plateauing, allegations on low testing, unavailability of testing kits and mismanagement at testing centres throughout Odisha have come to fore.
With Odisha always witnessing a each day spike of over 6,000 new Covid-19 instances because the final 5 days, speculations are rife that the graph is flattening as a consequence of much less testing.
Though, the Well being division is claiming that there is no such thing as a scarcity of testing kits and persons are extra eager to check themselves, locals of Komna block in Nuapada district have alleged that they couldn’t endure check even after standing in lengthy queues for hours due unavailability of workers and kits.
“I’m standing in queue because the morning to get my Covid check carried out. After ready for hours when my flip got here up, I used to be requested to return tomorrow as there was no testing package left,” stated a Nuapada resident.
Surprisingly, Komna hospital authorities have additionally admitted to the allegations.
“We have now a goal of 100 antigen and 40 RT-PCR checks. However, we couldn’t meet it as a consequence of shorting of testing kits,” stated Bhawna Nagpure, Covid In-charge, Komna hospital.
Overlook about Nuapada, the scenes within the State Capital can be alarming. Folks from all age teams are queueing up in Capital Hospital for hours to check themselves. Khordha can be no exception.
“I worry, I might check optimistic for Covid-19 after standing right here in queue for lengthy hours. No person is aware of, who will infect whom,” stated a Bhubaneswar resident.
Echoing in comparable trend, a resident of Khordha stated, “It’s turning into very tough to maneuver from one counter to a different on this scorching warmth to get your self examined. I request the federal government to give you a everlasting answer to this drawback.”
Going by the each day Covid-19 information of final 4 days, the Well being division claims the each day graph is plateauing, and the each day demise toll is hovering. Amid allegations of low testing, questions at the moment are being raised on the claims of State authorities.
In the meantime, refuting the allegations the director of Public Well being Niranjan Mishra claimed that there is no such thing as a scarcity of testing kits within the State and extra emphasis is being given to focused sampling.
“The demand for testing has elevated. There are enough testing kits in any respect testing centres,” Mishra stated.