People Yet To Voluntarily Turn Up For Testing | Ranchi News – Times of India

Ranchi: Despite an increase in Covid cases, people are yet to turn up voluntarily for testing. Laboratories and sample collection centres are receiving samples only from those who need a RTPCR negative certificate either for travel purpose or if mandated by their respective work places.
The World Health Organisation has warned of Covid ‘tsunami’ amid rapid surge in cases.
The state health department has issued a letter recently underlining the importance of testing-tracking-isolation-treatment and vaccination.
Dr A K Thakur, head of pathology department at Central Hospital CCL, said, “Although we see an increase in number of samples being tested, many come here for certificate for travel or if they have to undergo any surgery for which they require to submit their reports. We are reporting an average of 25 samples a day. Though we expect the sample collection will rise.”