April 20, 2021

Nashik Issues Notices to 3 Labs Due to High Positivity Rate of Covid Tests, 1 Threatens Rs 500 Cr Suit


Nashik: The district administration in Nashik has issued notices to 3 personal labs in view of the excessive positivity charge of the COVID-19 exams carried on the market, officers stated on Sunday. As per the notices issued on Saturday, one lab has been requested to cease conducting exams, one other has been requested to get swab samples re-checked, whereas officers in Thane district have been intimated because the third lab is headquartered there, they added.

The variety of COVID-19 circumstances in Nashik is on the rise over the previous few days and a examine carried out by native well being officers discovered exams carried out in personal labs have been returning optimistic in far bigger numbers than those carried out in authorities amenities, they knowledgeable. “An inquiry was ordered, and we discovered that seven of 16 individuals who examined optimistic in a non-public lab truly didn’t have the an infection. We discovered positivity charge in authorities labs to be 7.8 per cent whereas it’s between 18-20 per cent in these three personal amenities,” an official stated.

One of many labs that has been pulled up later stated in a press launch that it has issued a “Rs 500 crore defamation discover” to the district collector “in his official and private capability”, in addition to the state chief secretary and well being secretary. “We’ve preserved all swab samples collected since January 2021 and requested the administration to get them rechecked by the NIV. If there shall be no distinction within the reviews by the corporate within the rechecking by NIV, the collector ought to take duty and go away his publish instantly,” the personal lab’s launch additional added.

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