INC leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra stated that authorities should conduct tests on mild to moderate high risk cases along with treating them on a war footing.
Congress leader and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra wrote to UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath seeking for an increase in the coronavirus testing in the state. She demanded that facilities for testing and treatment of COVID-19 and to control the spread of the pandemic be enhanced in the state. She gave the example of South Korea to support her appeal, that screening should be increased to contain the virus.
“South Korea has a population of 6 crore. The country screened six persons per 1000 people and successfully prevented the spread of the virus,” she said in her letter. In Rajasthan’s Bhilwara, she said, 24 lakh people were screened in just 9 days for the virus to identify those infected.
“Uttar Pradesh is home to 23 crore people but only 7,000 people have been screened. This number is very less for a state like Uttar Pradesh,” she said. “Ramping up testing facilities to check coronavirus in a state like Uttar Pradesh that has a big population can prove to be a lifesaver in the big state,” she wrote.
She also pointed out about the reports doing the rounds about the poor state of quarantine centres which are in need of government’s immediate attention. She said hospitals are burdened and called for steps to curb pressure on ICUs.