An investigation of the Bihar administration’s door-to-door screening for COVID-19 by IndiaSpend has revealed that four districts in the state are skipping entire households and conducting incomplete interviews.
According to the report, on April 15, the Bihar government started door-to-door screening in four cities – Nalanda, Nawada, Siwan and Begusarai. By May 2, the state claimed to have completed screening in six of the state’s 38 districts. Of these six, IndiaSpend spoke to people from four districts – Siwan, Patna, Rohtas and East Champaran. A farmer in Bariarpur village in Pachrukhi block of Siwan district told the media website that out of 100 households in his village not a single one has been screened, including his house.