Covid-19 second wave a concern, says Bihar health minister Mangal Pandey


The pace at which the Covid-19 outbreak is spreading in Bihar in its second wave is a trigger for concern, stated state health minister Mangal Pandey.

“Last time, the highest number of cases in a single day was 3,800. This time, on Thursday, we crossed 6,100. This sudden jump in the number of cases has definitely posed a challenge to the existing resources,” Pandey informed ET, including that the state authorities was ramping up infrastructure to satisfy the requirement.

Currently, Bihar has reported circumstances from all its 38 districts.

In the final 15 days, the variety of energetic circumstances within the state has elevated to 29,078 circumstances from 1,455.

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar held a assembly with Cabinet colleagues on two consecutive days – Thursday and Friday – to evaluate the state of affairs.

On Saturday, an all-party assembly is scheduled with the Governor within the presence of the chief minister the place some robust measures are more likely to be introduced to include its unfold.

In the assembly on Thursday, Kumar emphasised on the necessity to improve testing.

“Testing is the only solution to defeat this virus and we are focusing on that,” Kumar stated.

Pandey stated Bihar was testing 100,000 samples each day and the quantity will improve additional within the coming days.

For the state, one other concern is stopping the unfold of the virus in rural areas.

Kumar has stated that individuals coming from different states must be examined.

Bihar has additionally made RT-PCR unfavorable studies necessary for anybody coming in by air from Maharashtra, Punjab and Kerala.

The state is placing up infrastructure to stop its unfold into villages.




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