India’s main medical research council has suspended the use of rapid testing kits imported from China after complaints of inaccurate results from various states.

“We are learning that the positive samples of RT-PCR are showing too much variation [when tested by rapid kits] in the range of 6 to 71%,” said Dr. Raman Gangakhedkar, a top scientist at the Indian Council of Medical Research, during his daily briefing on Tuesday.

He further added that eight ICMR institutes will test the kits in different states, in the next two days, to validate and check if a batch of

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