Persuading locals to undergo Covid-19 test on a random basis is proving to be an uphill task for the Health Department officials.
A case in point is an ASHA worker had to get her family members to the local civil hospital to undergo the test after she failed to achieve the target of motivating five persons at random to take the test.
A senior official in the Health Department said they were facing problems as people showed reluctance and unwillingness to undergo the test. “We have to deliver lectures to motivate people to undergo the Covid-19 test. Some people agree to come to the hospital to give their sample, but change their mind at the last moment. It then becomes difficult for us to delete the name of the person from the web portal,” he said.
The official said, “A person who was working at an industrial unit at Rupana village was brought to the hospital, but he ran away. Later, his seniors convinced him to take the test.”