COVID self-test kits: Boon or bane?
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COVID self-test kits: Boon or bane?

March 2, 2022


The arrival of self-test kits for covid-19 is a welcome step as these are fairly cheap apart from preventing the need to visit test centres. This way, it is a boon.

The rule says that those availing self-tests have to upload the result, if found positive, on the ICMR site.

If negative, it may necessitate RT-PCR test to establish its veracity. The bane begins here.  For, most of the times people may not follow the set rules due to many a reason.

Those who get a positive result may move freely around putting the fellow beings at risk of exposure on the one hand while the non-reporting can lead to improper reporting of cases on the other.

 Can it be hoped that the authorities take a note of this and take suitable steps to set things straight?

– P.S. Kulashekhar, T.K. Layout, 22.2.2022

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