Lab Faces Probe After Lots of Check COVID-19 Optimistic On Italy-Amritsar Flights: Report


The Airports Authority of India has additionally changed the providers of the laboratory in Amritsar. (File)


A probe has been ordered in opposition to a non-public laboratory after various flyers who reached Amritsar in Punjab from Italy not too long ago examined constructive for COVID-19 amid allegations by a number of of them that their check reviews have been incorrect, well being officers stated as we speak.

The Airports Authority of India has additionally changed the providers of the Delhi-based laboratory with a neighborhood lab, officers stated.

The probe had been ordered after a number of of the passengers who returned from Italy had alleged that their Covid constructive report was not appropriate as that they had examined unfavorable hours earlier than boarding the flight. They’d raised questions on the testing apply adopted by the lab. Many amongst them had even created ruckus on the worldwide airport in Amritsar.

Among the passengers who had arrived at Shri Guru Ramdas Worldwide Airport had subsequently examined unfavorable in a re-test later, officers stated.

Assistant Civil Surgeon Dr. Amarjit Singh stated, “A probe has been initiated by the Airports Authority of India in opposition to the alleged errant working of the lab. The providers of the prevailing Delhi-based lab has been suspended and new native lab has resumed its working on the airport.”

He stated the providers of the Delhi-based lab have been began on December 15, 2021 by the Airports Authority of India.

Not less than 173 passengers on a Rome-Amritsar chartered flight have been discovered to be Covid-positive after being examined on arrival on Friday, officers stated.

This was the second consecutive incident the place a lot of passengers coming from Italy to Amritsar airport have examined constructive for the coronavirus on arrival. On Thursday, 125 passengers who have been travelling from Milan in Italy on one other constitution flight have been discovered constructive after being examined on arrival on the Amritsar airport.

Based on the foundations of the Union Well being Ministry, passengers coming from “in danger” international locations to India need to compulsorily get examined for COVID-19 on arrival on the airport.

All European international locations, together with Italy, have been deemed as “in danger” international locations by the Union Well being Ministry.

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