China News Service, Chengdu, May 29 (Wang Jue) On the 29th, Langzhong, Nanchong, Sichuan issued a supplementary announcement on nucleic acid testing, which will "complete the first round of normalization of townships (streets) in the city within 48 hours from May 30 to May 31." Nucleic acid sampling work for all employees" was adjusted to "voluntary testing in accordance with the principle of willingness to test and do all the tests".
Recently, Langzhong, Sichuan asked residents to test nucleic acid at their own expense every week, causing concern.
On May 29, Health Langzhong issued a supplementary announcement: "Complete the first round of normalized nucleic acid sampling for all staff in 28 towns (streets) in the city within 48 hours from May 30 to May 31" was adjusted to "According to wishes. Voluntary testing based on the principle of exhaustive inspection.”
"After May 31, 2022, the general public is invited to conduct regular nucleic acid testing once a week" to "advocate the general public to voluntarily go to the nearest convenient nucleic acid sampling point for sampling and testing based on their own actual situation and the needs of the epidemic prevention and control situation".
On the afternoon of May 28, the Health Langzhong WeChat public account issued the "Announcement of the Langzhong Epidemic Emergency Headquarters on Carrying out Normalized Nucleic Acid Testing". For testing, the township (street) will orderly organize the residents of the area to go to the designated nucleic acid testing point for testing at their own expense (3.5 yuan/person) according to the work plan." After the announcement, it attracted a lot of attention.
Regarding the cost of normalized nucleic acid testing that has been paid great attention by online public opinion recently, on May 26, the person in charge of the relevant department of the National Medical Insurance Bureau stated that in accordance with the "State Council's Joint Prevention and Control Mechanism for the New Coronary Virus Infection Pneumonia Epidemic" "Guiding Opinions on Controlling Work" and "Implementation Opinions on Accelerating the Promotion of New Coronavirus Nucleic Acid Testing", and the required costs shall be borne by local governments.
Langzhong is a tourist city and a major labor exporting city, and the pressure of epidemic prevention and control is enormous.
Wang Chunlei, deputy director of the Langzhong Municipal Health and Health Bureau, said that the first round of normalized nucleic acid sampling for all staff that was originally planned has not yet been carried out, and the supplementary announcement has been issued and will be implemented in accordance with the latest announcement.
Wang Chunlei said that in the future, according to the needs of the epidemic prevention and control situation, nucleic acid testing will be carried out according to the requirements of the superior, and the relevant expenses will be implemented in accordance with national regulations, and the government will bear the responsibility.
If citizens have personal health monitoring needs to voluntarily do nucleic acid testing, the relevant expenses shall be borne by individuals in accordance with national policies.
At the same time, more than 20 convenient nucleic acid sampling points have been added to facilitate the general public to sample and test nearby.