No need for RT-PCR tests if tested positive once either by RAT or RT-PCR.
A central team visited Manipur from October 28 to November 2 to monitor the condition of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Manipur health director Dr K Rajo said the state is facing acute shortage of Rapid Antigen Testing (RAT) kits. Hence, the urgent need to control supply of RAT kits for optional use to the public, he said.
The Union Health Ministry and ICMR have, hence, jointly written to all states and UTs and urged them to ensure that all symptomatic negative cases of RAT are mandatorily retested using the RT-PCR test.
A person, who was declared COVID-19 positive by RT-PCR test at Babina Diagnostic Centre on Tuesday, was reportedly declared COVID-19 negative following a Rapid Antigen Test conducted at RIMS casualty on the same day.
The question is “How many COVID-19 related deaths would set an alarm for us to start worrying?”