Mangaluru, Mar 31 : A case of subjecting a two-month-old baby to RT-PCR test at Mangalore International Airport (MIA) against the rules has been reported on Wednesday.
As the video clip on the incident went viral on social media, Health Department officials took to task the authorities of the private lab at the airport, which had collected the swab of the newborn.
Covid-19 Nodal Officer Dr Ashok said on Wednesday that children below two years should not be made to undergo tests for Covid-19. “When I received information, I immediately contacted airport authorities and sought clarification. They have done it without the knowledge of regulations. I have instructed them not to make children below two years undergo any tests for Covid-19,” he added.
The baby had arrived at Mangalore International Airport from Abu Dhabi.