Rapid test kits from China purchased by Spain don't work as expected , Reported on Thursday.
According to report by Spanish daily El pais a large Spanish hospital which has tested 6,40,00 kits after their arrival arrival from China has found that they have low sensibility .
The rapid tests kits manufactured by the Chinese company by Bioeasy should have a higher sensitivity of 80% but it has a sensitivity of 30% , the sources told El pais.
A microbiologist who studied the kits said, with sensitivity of 30% it doesn't make sense to use them.
The health ministry confirmed that these kits have low efficiency and told the manufacturer to replace them , Said the Daily.
Spanish industry have been under pressure due to Coronavirus outbreak , which has exposed the shortcomings of Spanish universal health care system . Some of them are results of years of budget cut.
In response to the criticism the Spanish authority promised to provide COVID19 fast test kits and hundreds and thousands of masks this week. Health minister Salvador Illa on Wednesday announced 432million euro purchase of medical material from China, 5.5million test kits , 500million masks and 950 ventilators .
On Wednesday the number of medical personnel infected by COVID19 was nearly 6500 and 3health workers were died, Spanish health authorities said.