Kimia Farma halts distribution of rapid test kits amid controversy over accuracy

first_imgState-owned pharmaceutical company PT Kimia Farma has temporarily halted the distribution of Biozek rapid test kits following controversy surrounding the kits’ accuracy and country of origin.The publicly listed company said in a statement on Wednesday that it was seeking clarification from the supplier, Dutch firm Inzek International Trading BV, on the kits’ manufacturer and accuracy rate following recent findings by Tempo and the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP).“Kimia Farma has taken steps to ask for clarification from Inzek on the report and temporarily stop the kits’ distribution while waiting for answers,” the company said in the statement. Tempo and the OCCRP reported that the Biozek rapid test kits were produced in China and not by Inzek as claimed by the Dutch company. The kits were also reported to have a low accuracy rate when detecting the presence of the coronavirus in a patient’s body.Kimia Farma said that it started to import the test kits in mid-April to be used under the supervision of medical professionals for screening tests on antibodies.“We then distribute the product to healthcare facilities, diagnostics laboratories and several regional health offices in the country,” it said in the statement.The product is said to have received the Conformite Europenne (CE) certificate and can legally be traded and commercialized in the European market. Patients that have used the kit are recommended to undergo further testing with a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test to get more accurate results.Topics :last_img read more

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Job Vacancy: Divers Hyundai now hiring Stores Person

first_imgJob Vacancy: Divers Hyundai in Letterkenny, Donegal’s main Hyundai dealer, are inviting applications for the post of Store Person.The person we are looking for must be diligent, a good communicator as well as having the people skills required to work in this ever changing and busy environment.Responsibilities will include maintaining adequate inventory as well as having excellent organisational skills. Candidates must also be computer literate. Previous experience of working in a garage store or having a mechanical background is desirable but not essential as full training will be provided to the successful applicant.If you feel that you meet the criteria we would like to hear from you in the hope that you could be joining our busy main dealership.Please email your application including your CV to [email protected] or you can post it to The Manager, Divers Hyundai, Canal Road, Letterkenny. The closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 14th May 2019 at 5pm.Job Vacancy: Divers Hyundai now hiring Stores Person was last modified: May 2nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Diver’s Hyundailetterkenny jobsstores personlast_img read more

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