Convenient second hand rapid test equipment; The Ministry of Transport speaks
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The Department of Transportation responded to the discovery of the use of rapid antigen test at Kualanamu Airport in North Sumatra, and called on each airport authority to work closely with port health authorities and health agencies to prevent recurrence.
The ministry’s director general of air transport, Novie Riyanto, said this issue was the main concern of the general directorate of transport, as it also acts as chairman of the National Air Facilitation Committee (FAL).
Riyanto assures the ALF president has the power to coordinate and recommend national facilitation committees and government bodies to develop policies on a plethora of issues, including the illegal use of rapid antigen testing equipment .
He said the Ministry of Transport supported the police arrest of the suspects and ordered local North Sumatra airport authorities to accompany investigators throughout the investigation.
North Sumatra police have already been discovered rapid antigen test service which used used cotton swabs which were collected and cleaned again and presented as new equipment. Health workers who were caught providing this service also worked in the Kimia Farma Rapid Antigen Lab.
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