West Bengal has the best charge of COVID-19 fatalities, low testing and worrying situations of assaults on frontline staff preventing the coronavirus disaster, the House Ministry stated on Wednesday in a sharply-worded letter to the state authorities.
“The response to COVID-19 within the state of West Bengal is characterised by a really low charge of testing in proportion to the inhabitants, and a really excessive charge of mortality of 13.2 per cent for the state, by far the best for any state,” the central authorities stated.
“This can be a reflection of poor surveillance, detection and testing within the state. There may be additionally a necessity to extend random testing in crowded clusters,” it added.
“Lockdown violations have been famous within the cities of Kolkata and Howrah by particular teams in particular localities with media reviews of the ‘corona warriors’ together with even the police being attacked,” the House Ministry stated.
“Situations of issues confronted resulting from ostracism of well being care professionals and lack of quarantine amenities can also be worrying,” it added.
West Bengal has registered 1,344 coronavirus instances together with 140 deaths, the Union Well being Ministry’s newest bulletin stated on Wednesday.