2,290 Covid-19 Patients in Lucknow Gave Wrong Info During Tests, Over 1,100 Still Untraceable

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2,290 Covid-19 Patients in Lucknow Gave Wrong Info During Tests, Over 1,100 Still Untraceable
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For illustration: File picture of a physician conducting a swab check for coronavirus. (AP)

An alarming state of affairs has come to the fore in Lucknow after it was discovered that within the last 9 days as many as 2,290 sufferers, who’ve examined positive for coronavirus, have submitted their false info together with name, address, contact no. and so on. to the native administration throughout their tests.
As per the data obtained, all these 2,290 sufferers had been examined between July 23-July 31. The administration received to find out about this fraud after they tried to contact the sufferers to tell them about their Covid-19 reports.
The native administration instantly sought the assistance of Uttar Pradesh Police’s surveillance division after which 1,171 people had been traced and admitted to the hospital. However, 1,119 sufferers are still untraceable and a hunt to trace them is on.
A authorized action is claimed to be taken towards these people for offering fallacious details about themselves to the administration.
“Thousands of tests were done to break the chain of coronavirus infection. People were tested at camps set up at several places in Lucknow. During this, some people submitted their wrong name, address and contact numbers. When a probe was initiated, the names and addresses were found to be wrong. We have traced down 1,171 till date, while efforts are on to trace down the remaining patients. All the hospitals and labs conducting tests are directed to verify the details of the patients at their end before taking their samples,” Sujit Pandey, Commissioner of Police Lucknow informed media on Sunday.
Lucknow has reported 391 recent Covid-19 cases, together with 14 deaths on Sunday. While 4,559 people had been discharged from the hospitals.
Meanwhile, as per the information issued by the Uttar Pradesh Health Department, with 3,953 recent Covid-19 cases reported within the state on Sunday, the full tally has reached 92,921. The complete count of deaths have reached 1,730 with 53 deaths reported on Sunday. Till date, 53,357 people have been discharged from hospitals in Uttar Pradesh, whereas there have been 37834 positive cases within the state.
[Attribution News18]

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