British government orders Randox Covid-19 tests stopped on safety issues | News from the world


Nursing homes and members of the public have been ordered by the government to immediately stop using coronavirus testing kits produced by a health care company after discovering safety concerns.Randox won a £ 133m contract in March to produce test kits for England, Wales and Northern Ireland without any other company being able to bid on the works .

Under the contract, the kits are sent to the public and to places such as nursing homes, and then delivered to Randox to check the pads to see if the individuals have the virus.

In a statement, the Department of Health and Welfare said it had been “informed that certain test kits produced by Randox laboratories may not meet our safety standards required for coronavirus testing”.

The DHSC did not explain the nature of the problem. He added: “As a precaution and while we investigate further, the NHS test and trace requires that all parameters suspend the use of Randox test kits with immediate effect and until further notice. The safety risk is low and the results of Randox kit tests are not affected. “

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