A complete of 98 air passengers fled a hospital to keep away from obligatory COVID-19 testing after touchdown at Silchar airport in Assam’s Cachar district, a well being division official mentioned on Saturday.
The incident occurred on Friday, two days after 385 air passengers created dysfunction on the airport and a hospital and fled with out present process the take a look at.
The Assam authorities has made it obligatory for all air passengers arriving within the state to bear free Rapid Antigen Test adopted by an RT-PCR take a look at for Rs 500 even when the report of the RAT comes adverse.
The passengers are examined on the Kumbhirgram Airport in Silchar and the close by Tikol Model Hospital.
On Friday, altogether 511 passengers landed on the airport by numerous flights, and 76 amongst them have been exempted from testing as they have been transit passengers going to different northeastern states, the well being division official Suman Choudhury, advised PTI.
While 337 passengers have been examined on the Tikal Model Hospital the place six examined constructive for COVID-19 virus, the remaining 98 fled, the official mentioned.
The matter is beneath investigation, Ms Choudhury mentioned.
Some passengers alleged that the testing system was not on top of things on the hospital whereas a number of others complained overpayment Rs 500 for the RTPCR take a look at, Ms Choudhury mentioned.
There have been additionally complaints that the passengers have been taken from the airport to the hospital in overcrowded buses, violating the social distancing norm.
Earlier on Wednesday, 385 passengers fled to flee the obligatory COVID-19 testing.
The Silchar Airport director mentioned in a press release later mentioned that the incident didn’t happen contained in the airport and no passenger has “escaped from security checks or the designated area at passenger’s terminal building”.
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