Date-expired corona testing kits seized

Staff Correspondent

17 April, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Date-expired corona testing kits seized

Photo shows date-expired medical testing kits seized by Rapid Action Battalion from three stores in the capital. The elite force also arrested nine members of the gang involved in marketing illegal medical devices. —sun Photo

Members of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) on Thursday night seized expired and substandard Covid-19 testing kits and reagents in the capital’s Mohammadpur and Banani areas.

The team arrested nine people of three organisations on charges of importing and marketing these unauthorised medical devices, adulterated and expired medical testing kits, said RAB assistant director for media Emran Khan.

The organisations are BioLab International, Hi-Tech Healthcare and Exon Technologies and Services.

RAB-2 assistant director Abdullah Al Mamun said they seized four lorries of expired and substandard testing kits and reagents used for HIV and Covid-19 virus testing.