https://twitter.com/TejYadav14/status/1284788373337501697?s=20On July 17th, civil society decided to raise their voice against the low testing in the state. It was based on a tweet by NITI Aayog about how Bihar has been lagging in testing for Corona. They thought to raise this issue with the help of social media.
On 19th July Sunday, around 2 PM, citizens of Bihar started tweeting about the failure of testing by the Bihar government to break the chain of Corona spread. The fact that the government has done only 3 Lakhs testing amid a population of around 12 crores agitated many to start this trend.
Around 2 PM on Sunday, people came on twitter to tweet about this particular cause. It had been trending on the topmost for some time and then remain the second most trending thing for few hours with around 35,000 tweets in a span of five hours. Many known personalities from Bihar like Raj Shekhar, Swara Bhaskar, Shams Alam, Avinash Das tweeted for this. There were also many prominent leaders from Bihar who supported the cause. It was intended to achieve at least 50,000 testings per day.
#Bihar is becoming a covid positive hotspot. Despite lowest testing rate in the country, Bihar is among the states with most cases everyday. Bihar demands more tests. Merely lockdowns can't save Bihar, increase testing now! 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 #TestingBadhaoBiharBachao
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) July 19, 2020
— Raj Shekhar (@rajshekharis) July 19, 2020
تیزی سے ٹیسٹنگ نہ کرنے کی وجہ اس کا اثر عوامی سہولیات فراہم کرنے والے اداروں (جیسے بینک، ہسپتال، وغیرہ) پر بھی ہو سکتا ہے. جس سے حالات اور بدتر ہو سکتے ہیں.#TestingBadhaoBiharBachao
— Mahtab महताब مہتاب (@MahtabNama) July 19, 2020
Bihar has been identified as the next centre of Corona. With millions of people mostly migrant labourers have returned to their state causing cases of Corona increasing like a rocket. On an around 1000 cases are rising per day, 9602 cases have been active and 179 deaths till now due to Corona.
Sadly, according to the health index released by NITI Aayog, Bihar ranks the second-worst state in the health system. We’ve been seeing numerous videos where people are crying, yelling and devastated because of no medical facilities in the government hospital that has led to their kin’s death.
बिहार की आबादी लगभग 14 करोड़
करोना टेस्ट हुए हैं 3 लाख 68 हज़ार
प्रतिदिन महज़ 10 हज़ार टेस्ट हो रहे हैं
तमिलनाडु की जनसंख्या लगभग 7 करोड़
करोना टेस्ट हुए हैं 19 लाख
प्रतिदिन 48 हज़ार टेस्ट हो रहे हैं
क्या ऐसे बचेगा बिहार
बताएं नीतीश कुमार#TestingBadhaoBiharBachao
— Pappu Yadav (@pappuyadavjapl) July 19, 2020
बिहार कोरोना परीक्षण के मामले में अन्य राज्यों से बहुत पीछे है। अब हमलोगों को एक साथ होकर इस जंग को जीतना है।।#TestingBadhaoBiharBachao
— Tej Pratap Yadav (@TejYadav14) July 19, 2020
Bihar’s increased positivity rate is highest in the country and is an indicator that tests haven’t kept pace with spread of the disease.
Bihar is sitting on the tip of iceberg but our narcissist 15 yrs Nitish govt is busy in electioneering. #TestingBadhaoBiharBachao
— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) July 19, 2020
ये क्या हो रहा है नीतीश जी? कहाँ है आपका दुलारा स्वास्थ्य मंत्री? लोग मर रहे है।
कटिहार के सदर अस्पताल में ऑक्सीजन नहीं मिलने से मरीज की तड़प-तड़प कर मौत। पेट दर्द और खांसी की शिकायत पर मरीज को अस्पताल लाया गया था लेकिन कई घंटे बीत जाने के बावजूद डॉक्टर ने इलाज नहीं किया। pic.twitter.com/cZON2JN9jU
— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) July 18, 2020
भागलपुर के JLNMCH का वीडियो बताया जा रहा है!
आशंका के आधार पर मरीज़ कोरोना पॉज़िटिव घोषित कर दिया गया पर ना पुष्टि के लिए जाँच हुआ और ना इलाज हो रहा है! बस ला कर पटक दिया गया है!
सरकार, प्रशासन की कोई जिम्मेदारी नहीं है? नागरिक किसके भरोसे रहें? इंसानियत खत्म?
— Rashtriya Janata Dal (@RJDforIndia) July 17, 2020
There are no staffs, no medicines even no oxygen cylinders. And private hospitals are hesitating in admitting patients these days. This argument makes one thing clear that it’ll be scary for people to get their treatment done right. So the best possible way for us is to stop it even before it infect someone. And to stop it, we first have to detect it. But are they detecting it?
I don’t think so. And just like me, there are thousands who feel the same. Thus why they decided to raise out this concern to the government. They took social media as their weapon.
We at PatnaBeats have always supported the positive ongoing of Bihar. We are here for our State and the safety of its people. Let’s hope that the government deaf behaviour doesn’t stop them from listening, just like what happened at the time of Chamki Bukhar and Bihar Floods. And hope for them to get arise on this concern.