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Tuesday, 8 September 2020

Contradictory Covid report confuses family

Our Correspondent
Fatehgarh Sahib, Sept 7

Two contradictory Covid reports of a Amloh resident — Rohit Garg — has created confusion not only among members of the family but also raised questions over the authenticity of Covid tests being conducted.

Rohit Garg's father Brij Bhushan said his son voluntarily got himself tested for Covid at the Amloh Civil Hospital on August 29. He said his son received the report on August 31 and was tested positive. He said Rohit Garg quarantined himself at home and all other family members were also in isolation. He said to their surprise, on September 5, Rohit received a text message from the Health Department that his Covid report was negative. He said they contacted the health authorities, but did not get any satisfactory reply. He said the contradictory reports had put a question mark on the authenticity of the reports. He said the family was upset and stressed due to the confusion.

Civil Surgeon Surinder Singh said he had verified from the testing lab in Patiala that Rohit Garg was tested positive.

He said the messages were sent by an agency hired by the Health Department and he can't comment on the negative report message sent by the agency.

Meanwhile, two more deaths were reported in the district today, taking the tally to 42 and 31 new Covid cases were reported.

The Civil Surgeon said till today, 27,987 samples had been collected and of these, 1,236 tested positive. He said 1,034 were cured and 160 were active cases in the district. He said the test result of 176 was awaited.

from The Tribune

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