In Uttar Pradesh’s Domatikri village, four people have died since April: a woman in her seventies, a man in his sixties, and two brothers in their forties. All of them had high fever before they succumbed. Villagers, however, don’t know if they had Covid-19 — they were never tested. Also, they all died at home, with only the two brothers visiting a hospital during the course of their illness.
“There is hesitancy about getting tested. No one knows how accurately the tests are conducted, there are so many reports of mistakes. They might bundle healthy people off to the hospital. And if you go to a hospital, you are most definitely not coming back,” says Dharmvir Singh Gautam, a village resident in his fifties, who also goes by the title of ‘Netaji’.
News Source: INDIANEXPRESS