Later on, Sameer’s mother, who earlier tested positive for COVID19 was actually suffering through Malaria. Sameer paid Rs. 36000/- to a private lab Thyrocare in Thane. Those whose results come positive, they stay with Corona patients. Because of such incidents, people who don’t have Corona they’re forced to stay with COVID positive patients.
Is there any action against the lab?
Deputy Municipal Commissioner of TMC Sandeep Malvi stated that,
“We’ve sent a notice to the lab. We’re waiting for their response. If found guilty, we will file a criminal case against them and revoke their license.”
Municipal Commissioner of TMC, Mr. Vijay Singhal says on these incidents,
“Imagine the strain on our resources when patients who should have tested negative are admitted to our facilities, not to mention we are putting them at risk.”
Similarly, Shazia Sayyed of Mumbra was tested positive along with her grandmother on 12th May. Later on, their results came negative after 10 days of quarantine. She alleges that the private lab conducts the tests very quickly.
On this incident, the response of Thyrocare was,
“The viral load increases in the body first and then comes down based on the immune response. It is quite possible that a person who has tested positive may test negative within a few days. We’re following ICMR Guidelines and using ICMR approved Test Kits.”
While many people are committing suicides when their report comes positive. It becomes extremely necessary that these labs conduct tests with full accuracy!