India asked states to stop using test kits from China

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(Dan Tri) – The Indian Medical Research Agency recommends that states stop using Covid-19 test kits purchased from China because they produce inconsistent results.

Medical staff take test samples at a hospital in Wuhan, China.

According to Reuters, India ordered more than half a million Covid-19 test kits from China this month to increase India’s testing capacity.

However, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said some states have complained about the quality of test kits purchased from two Chinese companies and want to return this batch of equipment.

“The ICMR also conducted an evaluation of the test kits of Guangzhou Wondfo Biotechnology Company and Zhuhai Livzon Diagnostic Technology Company.

`In this perspective, states are advised to stop using test kits purchased from the above companies and return them to the suppliers,` the notice added.

The government of the state of Rajasthan, western India, announced on April 21 that it will not use rapid test kits made in China, because the accuracy of this device in testing Covid-19 cases is only 5.

China’s rapid test kits in West Bengal state, India were also recalled after the devices produced unclear results.

Previously, local media reported that tens of thousands of protective suits originating from China were said to be substandard and could not be used in India.

India, a country of 1.3 billion people, has so far recorded 939 deaths and 29,451 cases of Covid-19.

In addition to India, Spain has started reclaiming the money it paid to order 640,000 Covid-19 test kits from Chinese company Bioeasy, after discovering that the quality of these products did not meet requirements.

In March, Spain announced that Bioeasy’s rapid test kit shipment did not show an accuracy rate of 80% as advertised but only 30%.

Meanwhile, the UK paid 20 million USD to two Chinese companies to buy 2 million Covid-19 test kits, but in the end they still could not be used.

In addition, Finland, the Netherlands, the US, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Turkey, Croatia, the Philippines and Australia all spoke out about substandard medical products from China, with some countries even demanding refunds.


According to Reuters

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