Rapid Antigen Test At VSSUT: Delhi-Based Firm Claims Kits Not Defective
Sambalpur: The Delhi-based Oscar Medicare Ltd, which was issued a show-cause notice by the Odisha government regarding supply of faulty rapid antigen test kits, has claimed that the test kits have no defects.
As per sources, a team of officials of the company arrived at Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR), Burla on Sunday and conducted a live demo of the rapid antigen test kits in the presence of COVID nodal officer of the institute. During the demo, none of the test kits supplied by the company was found defective.
After the live demo, the company officials informed the VIMSAR authorities.
It may be recalled that 25 students of VSSUT had tested positive for COVID-19 during the rapid antigen test at VIMSAR on February 26 and 27. However, they later tested negative during the RT-PCR test.
After clarification by the Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Pradipta Mohapatra, the Odisha State Medical Corporation Limited (OSMCL) on March 2 had issued show-cause notices to the Haryana-based Alpine Biomedicals Private Ltd and Delhi-based Oscar Medicare Private Ltd to reply within three days as to why action shall not be taken against the firms for supply of defective or non-standard Rapid Antigen Detection Kits for SARS COVID-19.