West Bengal has zero kits for Covid-19 testing from ICMR, claims Mamata Banerjee

Accusing the Centre of making a ‘well being hazard’, the Bengal CM stated, “Assessments should be carried out on time as a result of if we do not, sufferers could even die. Who’s chargeable for such a state?”

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee slammed the central authorities on Wednesday for allegedly offering defective testing kits to the state. Expressing uncertainly over the way forward for Covid-19 checks within the state, Mamata Banerjee claimed that Bengal has zero testing kits as on April 22.

“Now all of the fast kits are being withdrawn, as a result of they’re faulty. Whose fault is it? There are three forms of kits. One is the fast take a look at package which has been withdrawn as a result of it is defective. Subsequent is the RT-PCR kits, these are additionally being withdrawn. Third kind is antigen kits and we do not have it in Bengal. Then the place are the kits in our hand?” she requested, addressing the media on the state secretariat.

“Fortunately our well being depatment had ordered just a few by themselves. We’re not certain when they may be capable to procure them. We’re one way or the other managing with no matter we have now,” Banerjee claimed.

Inside minutes of the chief minister’s press convention, the Division of Well being & Household Welfare (WBDHFW) issued the next assertion: “As on 22nd Apr, WBDHFW has zero kits equipped from ICMR/NICED which might take a look at a Covid-19 affected person as per ICMR suggestions. Assuring all residents that each potential effort is being made to handle this example.”

Reiterating the CM’s claims, the well being division additional clarified that the fast testing kits had been being held again on account of poor functioning as per ICMR advisory, whereas the BGI RT PCR kits had been withdrawn as per communication from NICED.

Accusing the Centre of making a ‘well being hazard’, the Bengal CM stated, “Assessments should be carried out on time as a result of if we do not, sufferers could even die. Who’s chargeable for such a state?”

“They bask in huge talks and maintain sending individuals right here to examine the lockdown, and to verify whether or not persons are getting meals to eat, and many others. Robust letters are being despatched. What number of Private Protecting Equipments (PPEs) did the Centre present us? Solely 7,000. Whereas we distributed 4,19,00Zero units,” Banerjee additional stated.

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