Patna, Jul 19 : Dubbing the coronavirus situation in Bihar as “explosive”, a state Congress leader on Sunday demanded speeding up of the testing process and taking up this exercise at the doorsteps of people.
Senior Congress leader and former state Youth Congress President Lalan Kumar said that increase in corona cases in the state and decline in the recovery rate was a cause for “concern”.
“The decreasing recovery rate is exposing Bihar’s public health system,” he told the media in Patna.
He said that the recovery rate in Bihar on Saturday was 63.17 per cent compared with 64.36 per cent a day earlier.
On July 12, Kumar added, the recovery rate among cured patients was 73.31 per cent while on July 13 and July 14 it fell to 70.97 per cent and 69.06 per cent respectively.
“The Health Department data confirms that the recovery rate is declining. On July 15, Bihar’s recovery rate was 67.08 per cent while on July 14 the rate dropped to 69.06 per cent. This exposes the health system of Bihar,” Kumar added.
The Congress leaders said that the detection of corona patients in Bihar was more than many states while the state government was busy covering it up. Testings have to be increased and people need to stay safe by following social distancing, he added.