Kolkata, Jun 02 : West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Tuesday alleged of receiving no response from Trinamool Congress MP Derek O Brien regarding pending results of over 40,000 test reports. Taking to his twitter handle, Mr Dhankhar said, " No response @derekobrienmp as to pending results of over 40,000 test report @MamataOfficial. "
" Throw light -Has any opposition MP or Senior Leader been spared from involvement in criminal cases ! Why immunity covers from criminal actions and free run to-you know whom !! '' the Governor stated. Earlier, Mr Dhankhar expressed concern over "upward graph" of Covid-19 positive cases in the state. He also sought information from TMC spokesperson and MP Derek O Brien, saying " as to how many results of test reports are pending as he is social media spokesperson @ Mamta Official."
" I put this figure over 40,000 to the Chief Secretary. Awfully worrisome scenario. Such a long delay in test results defeats the purpose of testing, " Mr Dhankar said. " Bengal has conducted over 2 lakh tests, discharge rate 39% Today's daily update on COVID from Bengal," Derek O'Brien tweeted on Sunday. Derek O'Brien said, " Yes, @jdhankhar1 Ji, we know about the worrisome state of affairs at @BJP4Bengal with MPs & politicians orchestrating ‘remote-controlled' targeting of Hon’ble @MamataOfficial when things are in shambles in Guj & MP, where that party has been ruling for so long and still failing." Bengal on Monday witnessed 271 new confirmed cases, while the toll rose to 253 with eight more deaths.
The toll due to Covid-19 in Bengal touched 253 and confirmed cases rose to 5772 in the state with 271 more cases. While total confirmed cases touched 5772 in the state, the count of active cases accounted for 3141, according to a State Health Department bulletin here. Altogether 41 testing laboratories in the state are conducting tests for Covid-19, it stated. While 253 people died of Covid-19, 72 passed away due to Comorbidity. A total of 2306 people have been discharged so far, while the total number of samples tested accounted for 2,13,231. (UNI)