Profiteering in sale of Covid-19 rapid test kits to ICMR exposed in court

Jannie Delucca

At a time when India is dealing with an unparalleled disaster for the reason that of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, a authorized dispute involving an importer and a distributor has uncovered large profiteering in the delivery of coronavirus tests kits to the Indian Council of Professional medical Research (ICMR).

In accordance to the details supplied in Delhi Substantial Court, SARS CoV-2 Antibody exam kits procured from China, whose sent cost was Rs 245 per exam, were offered to the ICMR for Rs 600 per exam, a substantial mark up of a hundred forty five%.

The case arrived to gentle when Unusual Metabolics Everyday living Sciences Pvt Ltd and Aark Pharmaceuticals, distributors of Wondfo Biotech’s SARS CoV-2 Antibody kits imported by Matrix Labs approached the Delhi Substantial Court to get their agreement enforced.

The points of the case

Matrix Labs is the sole importer of SARS Cov-2 Antibody kits created by

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