The well being ministry maintained that although the state of affairs appears beneath management proper now, what has occurred in previous few days will present itself in coming weeks.
“We had deputed a Central team to Bihar during the election campaigning period. We had found certain good practices but also found certain areas of concern, particularly outside urban centres like that wearing of masks, maintenance of physical distance and hand hygiene were less than satisfactory. So, those findings we have shared with the state government as we do in respect of other states,” well being secretary Rajesh Bhushan mentioned.
Bhushan mentioned that although the Bihar authorities initiated corrective motion based mostly on suggestions from the Central staff however whether or not the an infection has unfold or not will likely be clear in upcoming days.
“These are things which show up in long term. So, what has happened in Bihar in last week or may be 10 days ago will take time to manifest itself either in terms of new numbers or in terms of any other development. So, this is something that requires close watch,” Bhushan mentioned.
The Centre had despatched comparable groups to different states additionally the place bypolls had been being performed.
According to well being ministry, Bihar has performed 1.15 crore Covid-19 exams to this point. Of this, 12.93 lakh or roughly 12% had been RT-PCR and the remaining had been RAT. “You can always argue that a large number of tests are RAT but Bihar has also been advised by us that whenever they conduct RAT, those who are symptomatic negative must mandatorily be subjected to RT-PCR. This is the advice that we give to all states and Union territories because we would not want any undetected person to move around in the society and spread infection,” Bhushan mentioned.