A nucleic acid testing point in Shanghai was smashed, Zhengzhou explained why nucleic acid testing is normalized

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According to the National Health and Medical Commission, 31 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps added 20 local confirmed cases and 54 local asymptomatic infections yesterday, of which 8 new local confirmed cases and 8 non-infectious cases were added in Shanghai. Symptomatic infection, Beijing added 8 local confirmed cases and 7 asymptomatic infections.

On June 2, at the press conference of the Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism of the State Council, Lei Zhenglong, deputy director of the National Health Commission’s Disease Control Bureau and first-level inspector, said that Shanghai entered the stage of fully restoring normal production and living order yesterday (1st). The number of people returning may gradually increase. All localities should refine the work plan, not simplifying, not one-size-fits-all, and not adding code layer by layer. It is necessary to continuously improve the precision and accuracy of normalized epidemic prevention and control, and consolidate the existing epidemic prevention and control results. Promote the orderly development of social production and life.

At the Shanghai New Coronary Pneumonia Epidemic Prevention and Control Press Conference held on June 2, the Shanghai Municipal Health Commission responded to the news that a new variant of Omicron was discovered in Shanghai Pudong New Area.

Wu Jinglei, director of the Shanghai Municipal Health and Health Commission, said that the virus gene sequencing results of the positive infected people in this round of local epidemics in Shanghai showed that they were mainly Omicron BA.2 and BA.2.2 variants. For the positive infection in Pudong New Area this time, relevant departments are stepping up the gene sequencing work.

At present, many cities and regions in China have been exploring the implementation of normalized nucleic acid testing. Provincial capital cities and cities with a population of 10 million are establishing nucleic acid “sampling circles” within a 15-minute walk. Why carry out normalized nucleic acid testing? Who will bear the cost of testing? On June 2, Xinhua News Agency made an interpretation of a manuscript.

Interpretation of the focus of normalized nucleic acid detection

Why carry out normalized testing? According to Xinhua News Agency, Guo Yanhong, an inspector of the National Health and Health Commission’s Medical Administration and Hospital Administration Bureau, said that carrying out normalized nucleic acid testing in areas with a high risk of imported epidemics will help improve the sensitivity of epidemic monitoring and early warning, and identify potential risks earlier.

At the same time, major cities have reasonably arranged nucleic acid sampling points according to the actual local conditions, allowing citizens to carry out nucleic acid testing nearby without crowding out nucleic acid testing services of medical institutions.

Nucleic acid testing is the “gold standard” for judging new coronavirus infection and has played a key role in the successful handling of clustered outbreaks. Information from the National Health and Health Commission shows that the role of nucleic acid testing has become more prominent in the response to the outbreak of the Omicron variant in Jilin, Shanghai, and Beijing this year.

Normalization and scientific precision are not contradictory. Guo Yanhong said that normalized nucleic acid testing should be determined according to local epidemic prevention and control needs, and cannot be “one size fits all”. The specific frequency of testing should also be determined locally based on the situation of the epidemic and the need for prevention and control.

Who will pay for the normalized nucleic acid testing, all sectors of society are very concerned.

According to the current policy, the nucleic acid testing expenses incurred by insured patients when they see a doctor can be paid by the medical insurance fund according to regulations. However, the inclusion of large-scale population nucleic acid testing into medical insurance payments does not comply with current relevant policies and regulations.

“The cost of normalized nucleic acid testing shall be borne by local governments.” The relevant person in charge of the National Medical Insurance Bureau said that at present, financial departments in all regions provide financial support for normalized nucleic acid testing.

A nucleic acid testing site in Shanghai was smashed? real

2,000 yuan per person to do nucleic acid at home? fake

Many nucleic acid testing booths in Shanghai have long queues, which has become the focus of everyone’s attention these days.

On the evening of June 1, it was reported that a nucleic acid sampling site in Putuo, Shanghai was smashed. On the 2nd, the reporter from the Morning News, Zhoudao, contacted the relevant departments of Putuo District to understand the situation, and it was true.

The medical examination companies and third-party medical testing institutions mentioned on the posters have made it clear that the above-mentioned services have not been launched, and the posters are false information. In the expedited service actually launched, the cost of the nucleic acid test report in 2 hours is 400 yuan, and the cost of the report in 4 hours is 200 yuan. The service fee for group door-to-door service is 19 yuan/person, and the mixed mining service fee is 4.5 yuan/person.

Due to the lack of facilities and equipment at some nucleic acid sampling sites, some sites experienced long queue times. A photo of “substitute platoon” was also circulated on social platforms: in the nucleic acid testing team, a woman posted a note on the back saying “22 people in the platoon, please forgive me!”, which caused heated discussions among netizens.

Some netizens worry that this type of platooning service is easy to breed “scalpers”, “occupy the pit” in advance for profit, or cause imitation, which can easily lead to disputes and conflicts. The staff at the testing point also believe that this practice is not recommended. For special groups such as the elderly at home, children who cannot line up by themselves, and students who are anxious to take online classes, such as seniors and juniors, it is understandable to arrange on their own behalf. It is suggested that the conditional sampling sites can arrange green channels for special groups, or clarify a certain number of people for queuing, so as to maintain the queuing order in a more scientific and reasonable way.

Zhengzhou explains why nucleic acid testing is normalized:

There is a large flow of people and a lot of goods in transit

According to the WeChat official account “Zhengzhou Release” on the evening of June 2, the Zhengzhou Epidemic Prevention and Control Headquarters explained to the society the reasons for carrying out normalized nucleic acid testing.

According to the Zhengzhou Epidemic Prevention and Control Headquarters, since July 30, 2021, six rounds of local epidemics have occurred in the city. From the traceability of the epidemic, most of them are caused by the spread of imported cases. As a provincial capital city with a population of more than 10 million and an important transportation and logistics hub in the country, our city has a large flow of people and a lot of goods in transit, and the import risk is still high. In particular, the “5.01” epidemic was “double-cleared” on May 26, and the prevention and control results were hard-won. According to the actual situation of the city, according to the analysis and judgment of experts, carrying out 48-hour normalized nucleic acid detection is conducive to the early detection and early disposal of the epidemic, so as to achieve the smallest scope of control, suppress the epidemic in the bud, and minimize the impact on the normal life of the general public. influence of order. In addition, the frequency of nucleic acid testing in the city will be dynamically adjusted according to changes in the epidemic prevention and control situation, and will be announced to the public in a timely manner.

Since June 1, the main urban area of ??Zhengzhou has opened a convenient sampling house to carry out normalized nucleic acid testing. A total of 3,474,600 people were sampled in Zhengzhou that day. On June 2, a total of 2,825,200 people were sampled. The Zhengzhou Epidemic Prevention and Control Headquarters pointed out that this laid the foundation for the inspection of nucleic acid test reports in public places and public transportation on June 3. .

However, through the two-day trial operation, it was found that due to the wide area involved and the large number of sampling people, there were problems such as long queues, slow sampling, and disorder.

In this regard, the Zhengzhou Epidemic Prevention and Control Headquarters responded that the first is to add additional points. The top 500 crowded sampling houses are counted by big data, and temporary sampling points are added around them. The second is to extend the time. The working hours of the convenience sampling houses are adjusted to: 6:30-10:00; 13:00-15:00; 17:00-20:30. In principle, “some people will not get off work”, and try to meet the sampling needs of the masses. At the same time, 92 medical institutions (including provincial hospitals) provided 24-hour free nucleic acid testing services. The third is the deployment of personnel. For sampling sites that are prone to long queues, dispatch enough samplers and increase sampling stations.

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