Government whitewashing extent of coronavirus infection, Nepal's health experts say

Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital in Teku, Kathmandu, conducted around 300 coronavirus PCR) on Sunday

Dec 21, 2020
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Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital in Teku, Kathmandu, conducted around 300 coronavirus PCR) on Sunday. Around 250 of those tests were sought by people who were planning to travel abroad.

“They were all healthy people seeking the service in order to travel to Hong Kong,” Dr Sagar Rajbhandari, director at the hospital told the Post.”A lot of people who visit our hospital for tests these days are those who are planning to go abroad.”

Around 5,000 PCR tests are being carried out daily across the country, and nearly 1,300 of these test subjects are healthy individuals, mosty youths, who are seeking the service to travel overseas.

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