Government officials did not attend the handover ceremony of the GR COVID-19.blot, a test kit invented by the public health center to test samples of patients or suspects for coronavirus detection.
CDC has taken kit, However, only the representative of the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has submitted a sample of the kit. Consultant Kazi Saiful Islam received a sample of the kit on behalf of the CDC at a function at Major ATM Haider Birottam Auditorium at Gonoswasthya Nagar Hospital on Saturday morning. Later, a public health press release said that Professor Altafunnesa, Chairman of the Public Health Center Trust, handed over the new kit to the representatives of CDC and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University in the United States.
Trustee of the Public Health Center Dr. in his welcome speech highlighting the fact that no representative of the government came. Jafrullah Chowdhury said, I requested the chairman of BMRC, he called me and informed me that he could not come ill. We also invited the Army Pathology Laboratory, saying that they could not come because they did not get permission.
“Only a representative of the American CDC has come today. I will give it to them today. We will reach the official office of the rest tomorrow. ”Jafrullah Chowdhury said, “We are sorry that we (media) are not able to hand over the samples of this kit to you today. Tomorrow they (drug administration) said they will sit down with it. I don’t know why they couldn’t come today.
“We hope that the government will select this kit for verification and approval very soon and we will start production as soon as the approval is received.” It will be possible to give one lakh kits in phases, said Dr. Jafrullah. The health minister was also invited to the event, he said.
The World Health Organization was invited but no representative was present.
Zafarullah also thanked the foreign minister, chairman of the board of revenue, customs officials, the administration of medicine. The prime minister’s office in getting blood samples from coronavirus positive patients in importing raw materials for the kit. Bijan Kumar Sheel, chief scientist of the research team of the invented kit, said, It is possible to accurately identify a corona patient in five minutes. ”He claims that this new kit is one hundred percent successful in detecting coronavirus in a short time.
Prof. Altafunnosa, Chairman, Public Health Center Trust, Bijan Kumar Shil, Head, Department of Microbiology, Public Health and RNA Biotech Limited. Muhib Ullah Khandaker, Coordinator, Research Team were present on the occasion. Earlier on April 11, the kit hand over to the representatives of various organizations including the Department of Drug Administration, World Health Organization, BSMMU, IEDCR, ICDDRB. But the event cancel the day before due to mechanical and electrical complications in the factory.
Bangladesh is now relying on imported kits to detect the novel coronavirus, which has become a global epidemic. Meanwhile, Bijan Kumar Sheel, chief scientist of Gonoswasthya Pharmaceuticals and a professor at Gono University, said that he would invent a kit to diagnose COVID-19.On March 19. The Public Health Center received permission from the Department of Drug Administration to produce coronavirus kits. They started making kit samples as soon as the raw material (re-agent) arrived from China last week.
Scientists Bijan Kumar Sheel, Feroz Ahmed, Nihad Adnan, Mohammad Raid Zamiruddin, and Muhib Ullah Khandaker are involved in this work. The Coronavirus test will cost between TK 300 and TK 350, according to the Public Health Center.