Chaos at hospital over testing kit inadequacies
THOUBAL, 29th Jul: District Hospital Thoubal saw scenes of chaos and unrest among the people who had come for Covid-19 tests after the Hospital announced that the test will not be done on Wednesday due to lack of testing kits.
At a time when the district is completely under lockdown due to spread of Coronavirus infection amongst people who have no travel history, and there have been even cases where two patients died because doctors refused to treat them, such abysmal treatment of people listed in Covid-19 contact history when they came for testing citing lack of test kits is strongly condemnable, commented some of the aggrieved public and observed that it reeks of discrimination against the denizens of Thoubal district.
It can be mentioned here that 434 people at District Hospital, Thoubal and 400 at Thoubal Khekman were listed for Covid-19 testing. However, stating that only 350 kits are available, tests at District Hospital, Thoubal were deferred, thus infuriating the people who had come for testing.
The situation was brought under control around 3:30 pm when District Hospital Thoubal medical superintendent announced that 100 people will be tested while the rest will be examined on July 30.