Bihar is heading in the direction of changing into a world hotspot of the COVID-19 pandemic, RJD chief Tejashwi Yadav mentioned on Saturday, as he hit out on the Nitish Kumar authorities over the “low” variety of assessments being carried out.
Mr Yadav, the chief of opposition within the state legislative meeting, mentioned the federal government was testing round 10,000 samples per day towards the required 30,000-35,000 assessments a day given the scale and inhabitants of Bihar.
If the required variety of assessments are carried out, 4,000- 5,000 instances could be detected on daily basis, thus placing the state on the prime within the nation by way of the unfold of coronavirus, he claimed.
The previous deputy chief minister mentioned there’s a robust chance of Bihar not solely changing into a nationwide hotspot, relatively it’s heading in the direction of changing into a world hotspot of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mr Yadav mentioned regardless of the low testing fee within the state, the variety of constructive instances has remained over 1,000 per day.
The positivity fee in Bihar was at 13 per cent between July 11-17, which is the best within the nation, and it confirmed that the state stood nowhere by way of testing, he mentioned.
An entire lockdown imposed from July 16 to July 31 won’t serve any function if the testing fee and the mattress capability at hospitals aren’t augmented, he mentioned.
Mr Yadav mentioned he would urge the central staff that’s arriving within the state on Sunday to make sure transparency in reporting of COVID-19 figures.
“I’d request them to ask the state authorities to convey transparency in placing out the figures, apart from guaranteeing particular help from the central authorities, and look into the provision of oxygen concentrators and testing kits,” he mentioned.