Test makers said they were blind to the government’s promise to run 100,000 tests a day because they warned that the target would likely not be reached due to global shortages.
The head of the diagnostic industry’s professional organization said that Matt Hancock, the secretary of health, had made no mention of specific goals at a meeting on Wednesday evening, which means that they do not Were unaware of this ambitious commitment until it was made at a press conference the following. day.
Doris-Ann Wiliams, Executive Director of the British In Vitro Diagnostics Association (BIVDA), said members were skeptical about reaching this new target due to the global shortage of specialty chemicals and test kits .
“The goal is his goal which he set without any consultation with the industry”,