The prevalence of the COVID-19 Disease Test in the country is gradually increasing. Testing is already underway at the Government’s Institute of Pathology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR). The other three establishments have started testing in limited form. Of these, only one is tested in a lab outside Dhaka. The examination was not started until yesterday in the remaining 11 labs of the government.
World Health Organization is emphasizing on disease testing to control coronavirus infection. However, there are reports of complications in the country. Many complain that despite repeated requests, the IEDCR is unable to conduct the test. After getting the opportunity to test, but did not know the result of the test.
On the other hand, influencers are regularly pushing the IEDCR for testing. The IEDCR began to report on the COVID-19 identification test from January 25. The company reports how many samples have been tested in the last 24 hours—the total number of sample tests they publish in a daily news briefing. At the same time, the account was sent to the media in the evening through a news release. There is a disagreement with information about the number of samples tested in this case.
From January 25 to March 8, it was seen as a 63-day, they tested a total of 1,275 samples. But yesterday, they said, they tested 1,338 samples. In this case, they showed 63 samples more tests than the daily calculations. In this regard, Director of the IEDCR Professor Mirzadi Sabrina told the First Light yesterday, “The matter will be investigated.”
situation in Dhaka
laboratory of the public health institute in Mohakhali started three days before the detection of COVID-19. So far, they have tested only one sample. The examination was started two days ago at Dhaka Children’s Hospital and Child Health Research Foundation. On the first day, on March 27, they tested three samples. Yesterday, they received six samples, said Sameer Saha, a professor of microbiology at the hospital. The World Health Organization is emphasizing on the test. Testing is done in four labs with IEDCR. Preparations are underway for the remaining 11.
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University has set up a laboratory in the old wireless building of Shahbag. There will be a COVID-19 test. “We will give a trial tomorrow (today Tuesday),” Vice-Chancellor of the university, Konk Kanti Barua, told The First Light yesterday, adding that samples of suspected patients would collect who was receiving medical treatment at the university’s outpatient department. In addition, samples of those who will be contacted for the test will also be collected. In addition, who will contact for the test their sample will also collect.
Sample Collection of IEDCR
Anyone can test the sample at IEDCR if they want. First, you have to call the IEDCR specific number. Doctors at the other end of the phone ask for signs of the disease, and then they decide whether to collect the sample or not. If the decision is made to collect the sample, the trained medical technicians will receive the example at the specified address.
Anyone can test the sample at IEDCR if they want. First, you have to call the IEDCR specific number. Doctors at the other end of the phone ask for signs of the disease, and then they decide whether to collect the sample or not. If the decision is made to collect the sample, the trained medical technicians will collect the sample at the specified address.
According to an IEDCR source, a team of 24 such workers works in Dhaka. They collected samples at different houses or hospitals in Dhaka city on two occasions. Last week, however, a few technologists resigned.Mirzadi Sabrina said, “They worked on a project. They are not permanent government employees. ‘
Who can test?
Many can not reach the IEDCR designated number. Such allegations have been heard for weeks. Many of those who are not responding are writing about their experiences on Facebook. Media reports are also being published in this regard.
A teacher at a private university in Dhaka has long suffered from asthma. Such patients are more vulnerable to infection. After frequent fever and cough, he repeatedly contacted the IEDCR hotline on March 27. Without getting the response, he wrote the matter on Facebook. He got promise many times to collect his sample. But medical technologists did not go to collect his sample on behalf of the IEDCR. The teacher then contacted an official of the Prime Minister’s Office through a relative. He also communicated with journalists. Then on the evening of March 25, technologists collected his samples. Until yesterday evening, he was not given the test results.
Mirzadi Sabrina says the results of the test are reported within one to two days, with the exception.
Test under pressure
The common man is unable to test – this complaint is outdated, and many complain. But the IEDCR is under pressure to do some unnecessary tests. An official, who did not want to be named, said that 3 to 5 influential and VIPKs or people in their homes were being tested daily. They have to send people to collect extra samples. In these cases, there is also the pressure to report early. In this regard, the director of the IEDCR said that the priority is given to those who are older, who are more at risk. In this regard, the director of the IEDCR said that the priority is given to those who are older, who are more at risk.
Test outside Dhaka
According to the comments of government officials at the regular press briefing yesterday, the test was supposed to start tomorrow at Rangpur and Mymensingh Medical College. However, the real situation is different. The principal of Rangpur Medical College Nurunnabi told a delegation of light that officers had come from Dhaka to train. The test is expected to start on Thursday.
Chittaranjan Debnath, principal of Mymensingh Medical College, said that the furnishing of the laboratory is underway. Testing will begin in nowadays. They received 220 kits for testing.
Test started four days ago at Bangladesh Institute of Tropical and Infectious Diseases (BITID), a specialized hospital in Sitakunda, Chittagong. So far, they have tested a sample of 28 people. Cox’s Bazaar has a laboratory with IEDCR. There was no test until yesterday. One doctor said he had been assigned to collect samples. But he was not given personal protection.
Health Minister Zahid Malek said yesterday at a regular news briefing on COVID-19 in the country that the tests are getting less in Cox’s Bazar and Chittagong. People are not coming forward. He called to go to the test center or call the authority.
What’s going on with the kit
Two weeks ago, there was a crisis of COVID-19 identification kit in the country. The crisis has begun to wane. Various countries and organizations have helped Bangladesh with the kit. But in the meantime, the question of the use of the kit has been raised. A State Minister has been given 200 kits to the Singara Upazila Health Department of Natore to check for coronary infection. The mayor of the Singara municipality last Sunday. Jannatul Ferdous handed over the kit to Upazila Health Officer Aminul Islam.
All districts do not have a suitable laboratory to use this kit. The government is struggling to launch a laboratory at the departmental level. At that time, many people have questioned what to do with the Upazila Hospital Kit. Mirzadi Sabrina, of course, says she knows nothing about it.