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Rapid test kits procured by Omni only accurate 50 percent of the time, says report

A report by the Nepal Health Research Council on the poor validity of the test kits was submitted to the Health Ministry in May but rapid tests have continued regardless. Rapid test kits procured by Omni only accurate 50 percent of the time, says report
Thousands of people have been released from quarantine on the basis of rapid diagnostic tests and many have later tested positive on polymerase chain reaction tests. Biplab Maharjan/TKP
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Arjun Poudel
Published at : June 18, 2020
Updated at : June 18, 2020 14:49
Kathmandu

Arjun Poudel

Arjun Poudel is a health reporter for The Kathmandu Post. Before joining the Post, he worked for Sagarmatha Television, Naya Patrika, Republica and The Himalayan Times.


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