The district administration has made it necessary for all the economic items within the district to get 10% of their staff examined in August, and thereafter 5% examined for each subsequent month. In a notification issued by the district administration on July 31, the price of the Covid-19 check might be borne by the economic items, most of that are positioned in Manesar. As per the notification, the primary spherical of testing should begin by August 15.
Industries might be free to decide on between Reverse Transcription – Polymerase Chain Response (RT-PCR) check and the speedy antigen check. The antigen check, nonetheless, can be performed by the well being division for which completely different industrial items should procure the kits and hand them over to the well being division’s City Major Well being Centre (UPHC) in Manesar. Presently, solely well being division can conduct antigen check.
Manmohan Gaind, basic secretary, Manesar Industries Welfare Affiliation, mentioned, “Industries have been requested to put bulk orders of antigen kits with the well being division. We have now been requested to put an order of greater than 1,000 kits for which we might be bearing the fee. As per the notification, the primary spherical of 10% testing of the manpower needs to be performed by August 15.”
In keeping with him, greater than 650 industrial items underneath the affiliation have up to now given a lukewarm response to the testing of their staff as they’re already struggling to run their items. They’re within the favour of imposing social distancing norms as a substitute.
“Until now, 30 industries have collaborated to put the requisition for Covid-19 antigen detection kits. Every of them has positioned an order for less than 15 to 20 kits for the primary spherical of testing,” mentioned Gaind, including that industries may go for RT-PCR and get it executed through personal labs. The RT-PCR which is the gold customary of frontline testing is far more costly than antigen check. The state authorities has fastened the fees for RT-PCR at ₹2,400, whereas an antigen detection equipment can price practically ₹540.
As per the notification, industrial items can’t deduct wages or take away an worker for testing optimistic. Constructive instances should be shifted to isolation amenities. Dr Virender Yadav, chief medical officer (CMO), Gurugram, mentioned, “The bills for the check should be borne by the respective industries to keep away from undue monetary strain on the employees. The plan is to check a minimal of 500 folks and a most of 1,000 folks by organising camps. The division will deploy enough variety of groups for conducting screening of staff within the industrial areas. The method will begin as soon as we obtain the kits.”
Beneath Manesar, there are three UPHCs, particularly Bhangrola, Kasan and Aliyar. Well being officers mentioned that testing camps have been organised previously, which have helped in bringing down the positivity charge to lower than 2% within the space.