Mangaluru: Positive or negative? Woman's contradictory test reports create confusion


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Jul 19: Contradictory results in the coronavirus test report of a woman, who had arrived from Saudi Arabia and was under institutional quarantine in a lodge in the city, has caused chaos and anxiety to her family.

The 30-year-old, who is six months pregnant woman, is a resident of Valachil Padavu under Adyar gram panchayat limits, and had been living with her husband in Saudi Arabia. She had come to Mangaluru on July 14 along with her two-year-old son from Saudi Arabia and was quarantined in a lodge in the city.

Only July 15, the throat swabs of both woman and her son were sent to laboratory for testing. On July 18, while the laboratory report was still awaited, the village accountant of Adyar gram panchayat, local primary health care centre and the health centre of Mangaluru, contacted the woman in separate calls and told her that she had tested positive for coronavirus. The woman was severly disturbed because of these calls from three people. She even refused to have food.

However, to her surprise, the report of Covid-19 laboratory, which the woman received on the evening of July 18, showed that she had tested negative.

Now the woman and her family members are anxious because of the contradictory reports given by Covid lab and the health department people. In the health bulletin that was released by the district health department on Saturday, July 18, the said woman was declared as positive. However, in the evening the report of Covid lab said she tested negative. The family members are in a fix and do not know whom to believe.

Mohammed Iqbal, brother of the woman spoke to the media and said, "We are confused because of the report from the health department. We do not know whether we should go by the Covid lab report or the report given by the health department. I request the health department to clarify on the matter."

Speaking on the issue, village accountant of Adyar gram panchayat said, "We have not committed any error in this matter. We were about to seal the house based on the health bulletin of the health department. But when we came to know that the woman had arrived from Gulf and is under quarantine in the lodge, we did not seal their house. We do not have any information with regard to the negative report that the woman has received from the Covid lab. We will bring this issue to the notice of higher authorities."

Sources said that the matter was later resolved. The woman was not taken to the hospital after the authorities were shown the lab report which confirmed that she had not contracted the infection.

 

 

  

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  • shuba, Mumbai

    Mon, Jul 20 2020

    It's really disgusting to know the situation of travellers who are coming to their own safe place where their families are staying. They take all precautions and with anxiety when they reach the destination they have to face unwanted hassles. Let there be peace and may the governing authority handle all home coming travellers in a suitable comfortable manner.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Mon, Jul 20 2020

    These reports are expected to be not dependable because they would be carried out by untrained professionals in the face of severe shortage of trained personnel; also, it depends on which company lots they use! Also, there appears to be serious lack of coordination between the various agencies leading to confusion!
    The above is a very personal opinion only!!

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  • Merlin, Mangalore

    Mon, Jul 20 2020

    RUDOLF RODRIGUES Y don't u get trained it's very easy to yap . Ground reality is v health professionals r struggling. N irritating patients like u only kno to yap .

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  • Pradeep K, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 19 2020

    These kinds of irresponsible officials are more dangerous than covid. If health department works like this, who is safe really?

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  • G.S.POOJARY, Bantwala. Muscat

    Sun, Jul 19 2020

    Health Minister....sack the people .They are NOT fit for the job.

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  • Ahmed J, Thokkottu/Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 19 2020

    These are the results of corrupt govt, in the corrupt system. we can't expect more than like this.
    very soon karnataka become third state in this line, if goes positive in negative.

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Sun, Jul 19 2020

    Karnataka is starting antigen testing which are highly unreliable so expect the worst.

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  • danny, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 19 2020

    Now you know why karnataka stands last in corono management.
    Dumb people running the show. No so called proper procedures in place to even announce results of tests.
    The state wich stands last in recovery numbers.

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  • jnb, Bejai

    Sun, Jul 19 2020

    In India every government department there are 2 type of agencies.
    a) Maal pakdtha hai - एक माल पकड़ता ह ।
    b) case pakadtha hai , दूसरा केस पकड़ता है।
    both paid by out tax paid money.

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  • M Shetty, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 19 2020

    This type of mistakes are very dangerous Sack the person responsible Always go for second opinion

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Sun, Jul 19 2020

    So many people had to spend money in lacs because of such malpractice.

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Sun, Jul 19 2020

    Health bulletin manager of the health department should be sacked.
    Totally irresponsible behavior

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Jul 19 2020

    This is Embarrassing ...

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  • Allen, Mangalore

    Sun, Jul 19 2020

    Just a tip of the Iceberg! God knows how many negative cases became positive and vice versa 😠

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  • sri_elder, Karkala

    Sun, Jul 19 2020

    If real positive person becomes negative then real worry.
    But always system should accurate results. If doubtful then they should collect samples again and send it to different lab

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