Srinagar: Despite testing negative in both RAT and RT-PCR, at least seven persons including a female journalist have been shown positive to COVID 19 in the records of the Nodal Officer Pandemic concerned in Srinagar.
As per the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), concerned over the state of affairs in the NO’s Office, the lady journalist approached the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and narrated her ordeal.
About checking with the testing teams, the CMO too confirmed all the seven persons including the female scribe negative to the virus. In fact, he issued a certificate in this regard too.
On producing the report to the Nodal Officer, the officials refused to budge and insert corrections in their records. The Nodal Officer also refused to listen to the logic and warned the journalist to stay put in home quarantine and follow the procedures.
Now the dilemma with all the seven is whether they are positive or negative to the virus and which of the two agencies were to be believed.
“If this can happen with the conscious and responsible citizens, what must be the plight of people in the remote and rural areas”, wondered the female journalist, asking which authority is to be believed.
The female journalist is contemplating to take up the issue with the higher authorities for course correction as the attitude of the officials in the nodal agency amounts to harassment of the law abiding citizens—(KNO)