Police launch probe into HIV testing strip cut

The police investigators in Hanoi yesterday announced to launch a probe into HIV and hepatitis B testing strip cut in half for trial at Saint Paul Hospital.

Police launch probe into HIV testing strip cut

According to investigation police’s statement, they will carry out the probe after receiving denunciation that medical workers of Saint Paul Hospital cut HIV and hepatitis B testing strips in half for trial.
The Microbiology Department used HIV and Hepatitis B testing kits manufactured in Japan. They cut the testing strips in half. The cutting line is on the testing chemical line.
However, patients still have to cover full payment of the testing service without knowing that medical workers just used only half of the medical supplies for testing.
According to World Health Organisation, the accuracy of quick HIV tests may be affected by factors including whether technicians follow testing process or not.
Additionally, technicians of the Department mixed many samples of blood for testing. Police investigators have launched probe into the incident in accordance with Article 36, 145 and 146 of the Penal Code.
According to Professor Nguyen Anh Tri, former President of the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion, this action could lead to false results.

BY QUOC LAP - Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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