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The Ministry of Science and Technology removed the information that the Vietnam test kit was approved by WHO


The Ministry of Science and Technology has sent a press release about the fact that the Covid-19 test kit manufactured in Vietnam has been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Information posted on the website of the Ministry of Science and Technology about the World Health Organization (WHO)’s recognition of the test kit produced by Viet A Company has been removed. The same thing happened with the news about the British Ministry of Health granting a European standard certificate for this company’s Covid-19 test kit.

Accordingly, when accessing the old links of these articles, the returned information indicates that these links have been removed.

Information about the Vietnam WHO-approved test kit has been removed from the website of the Ministry of Science and Technology.

Previously, at the end of April 2020, the Ministry of Science and Technology sent a press release about the fact that the Covid-19 test kit manufactured in Vietnam was approved by the World Health Organization (WHO). This is the LightPower iVA SARS-CoV-2 1st RT-rPCR KIT kit produced by Viet A company.

The Ministry of Science and Technology also informed that the UK Department of Health and Social Care has also issued a certificate of European standards (CE) and a certificate of free sale (CFS) for this test kit.

Thanks to the above certificate, the Vietnam-made Covid-19 test kit can be freely sold in all member states of the European Economic Area including the United Kingdom.

According to the response of the World Health Organization (WTO) to Viet A company, this organization receives the submitted dossier and issues a code, then evaluates it.

The Ministry of Science and Technology removed the information that the Vietnam test kit was approved by WHO
The Ministry of Science and Technology once sent a press release with a text stating that the Vietnam KIT test kit was approved by WHO.

It is not clear why the Ministry of Science and Technology removed the above information from its website. Reporter VietNamNet has contacted the representative of the Ministry of Science and Technology but has not yet received a reply.

Responding to this issue in Tuoi Tre newspaper, the representative of the Ministry of Science and Technology said “it is not clear” about the removal of information, as well as the time of removal.

Vietnam Covid-19 test kit produced by Viet A company. Photo: Trong Dat

The above real-time RT-PCR biological kit (KIT) is the result of the project “Research and manufacturing real-time RT-PCR biological kit to detect new strain of corona virus (nCoV)” by the Military Academy. y assumes the prime responsibility and coordinates with Viet A Technology Joint Stock Company to implement.

According to information from Viet A, each kit produced by Viet A will include 50 tests. The price of each of these tests ranges from 400,000 to 600,000 VND. Each test will be used for one test.

A few days ago, the Ministry of Public Security issued a decision to prosecute the accused against Mr. Phan Quoc Viet – General Director of Viet A Technology Joint Stock Company for the act of collecting illegal profits and spending money outside the contract in the past. sales and consumption process of the Covid-19 test kit produced by Viet A Company.

Trong Dat

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