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29 April 2020 Current Events Delhi Government: "Huge Delay" in Test Results Leading to Increasing Positive Coronavirus Cases

On Tuesday, the Delhi government told the Union Health Minister that a "huge delay" in receiving test results are leading to an increased number of positive COVID-19 cases in the state. At times, the delay in test results stretches to 10 days or more, which directly affects the containment zones. Doctors from the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital present during the meeting gave the reason for the delay in test results is because of the workload. They also suggested that private laboratories should be roped in to speed up the testing process as laboratories in Delhi are also catering to the neighbouring areas. Giving examples, the official quoted the situation in Delhi's Jahangirpuri area where samples were taken nearly 14 days back, and results are still waiting. Some 200 samples were taken from the Southwest area on April 16, but the results are yet to come. On the matter, a senior officer said that if we could get test results in 24 hours like how it was processed during the initial days of the outbreak, quick contact tracing would be possible which would help define confinement zones. The issue of health workers being tested positive was also raised in the meeting. As per reports, 4.11 per cent of health workers have been tested positive from COVID-19; 13 paramedics, 26 nurses, 24 field workers and 33 doctors have been affected.


Delhi Government: "Huge Delay" in Test Results Leading to Increasing Positive Coronavirus Cases

On Tuesday, the Delhi government told the Union Health Minister that a "huge delay" in receiving test results are leading to an increased number of positive COVID-19 cases in the state. At times, the delay in test results stretches to 10 days or more, which directly affects the containment zones. Doctors from the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital present during the meeting gave the reason for the delay in test results is because of the workload. They also suggested that private laboratories should be roped in to speed up the testing process as laboratories in Delhi are also catering to the neighbouring areas. Giving examples, the official quoted the situation in Delhi's Jahangirpuri area where samples were taken nearly 14 days back, and results are still waiting. Some 200 samples were taken from the Southwest area on April 16, but the results are yet to come. On the matter, a senior officer said that if we could get test results in 24 hours like how it was processed during the initial days of the outbreak, quick contact tracing would be possible which would help define confinement zones. The issue of health workers being tested positive was also raised in the meeting. As per reports, 4.11 per cent of health workers have been tested positive from COVID-19; 13 paramedics, 26 nurses, 24 field workers and 33 doctors have been affected.




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