BH CORRESPONDENT, New Delhi: Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to clear “bottlenecks” to scale up COVID-19 testing in the country. He said India has to scale up COVID-19 testing from the current 40,000 to one lakh tests per day.
“Experts agree that mass random testing is the key to beating Corona. In India, a bottle neck is stopping us from scaling testing from the current 40,000 per day to 1 lakh tests a day, for which test kits are already in stock,” the Congress leader tweeted.
Experts agree that mass random testing is the key to beating Corona. In India, a bottle neck is stopping us from scaling testing from the current 40,000 per day to 1 lakh tests a day, for which test kits are already in stock.
PM needs to act fast & clear the bottleneck.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) April 26, 2020
Earlier, senior party leader and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also said that without aggressive testing facilities, India cannot conquer COVID-19 challenges.
In a video released by the Congress, he said, testing and tracing are the key to fighting the menace.
“There are problems with regard to the inadequacy of testing facilities and without more aggressive facilities of testing, we are not going to conquer this menace,” Singh said.
Earlier, Rahul, in his video message, said the government should have a broad framework for protection of migrants.
“We must insist that migrants are protected. But, we must also acknowledge that state governments are actually going to be responsible for driving this thing. Different state governments might choose different methodologies to solve this problem,” he said.