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Health ministry, having bought faulty Chinese kits at 140% of CP, cancels order

The importer bought the test kits for Rs 245 apiece while the distributors sold them to the health ministry via ICMR for Rs 600 each

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Rapid antibody test kits not to be used to check COVID

The problem was not limited to their manufacturing in an unscrupulous China; the very principle on which rapid testing is based is flawed

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Rapid Test Kits From China Must Be Dumped

India must dump the Chinese rapid test kits not merely because the product is based on a flawed scientific principle but also because China is unable to make the product right even within the scope of the flawed principle

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ICMR: 1 state has complained, but all must stop rapid tests

‘We have said that states should not use this test kit for the next two days while we work on the drawback,’ said Dr R Gangakhedkar of the ICMR

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Rajasthan stops rapid COVID tests after 95% of results prove flawed

Rajasthan Health Minister Dr Raghu Sharma said a committee formed to know the effect of the rapid testing kit had recommended its discontinuation