COVID-19 testing stopped at Pune lab post discrepancy in report

    Pune, Jul 9 (PTI) A private laboratory in Pune has
been stopped from conducting COVID-19 tests following some
discrepancy in a report, a senior district official said on
    District collector Naval Kishore Ram issued an order
stating that one of Thyrocare's labs located in a rural area
of Haveli tehsil in Pune district has been stopped from
conducting COVID-19 tests.
    "A family from Khanapur village in Haveli tehsil
underwent COVID-19 tests at a Thyrocare lab. While reports of
two family members were negative, the results of a child came
out positive for the infection," the collector said.
     After the family expressed doubts about the results,
their samples were sent to the National Institute of Virology
(NIV), where all of them tested negative for coronavirus, he
    Following the discrepancy, COVID-19 testing at that
particular laboratory in Haveli tehsil has been stopped, he
    Meanwhile, vice president of Thyrocare Technologies
Chandra Shekhar said they have not received any formal
communication from the district administration, but the firm
will cooperate with the authorities. PTI SPK

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