A mix-up in the coronavirus test results put the lives of 35 individuals at risk in Noida as they were compelled to spend three days in a hospital's Covid-19 ward. The confusion was caused because of alleged lapses in the sample collection by some private labs, NDTV reported.
Noida Health Department's probe has shown that the 35 individuals had first consulted private practitioners after they experienced cough, cold and fever. They were reportedly asked to get themselves tested for Covid-19, following which they went to the private labs.
They had all tested positive for coronavirus and were subsequently moved to government isolation centres. However, when their samples were dispatched to the National Institute of Virology, the results came out negative, startling health officials.
"Six labs have come to our notice over lapses in COVID-19 tests. An FIR has been filed against one and we have sent a notice to the others," Noida Chief Medical Officer Deepak Ohri was quoted as saying.