Recently, controversial Chinese nucleic acid testing firms have been accused of making huge profits during COVID-19. A company called Nucleus Gene There are widespread public doubts about the validity of this statement. These have triggered the health channel of People’s Daily, part of China’s state-controlled media, to publish an Article on November 29, that chaotic nucleic Acid Testing requires stricter regulations
The commentary of People’s Daily pointed out that the results of nucleic acid testing haven been the most direct, basic and critical scientific basis for China to decide the pandemic prevention and control measures. The pandemic has been a constant threat to the lives of people and governments across the globe. This is despite the fact that the outbreak occurred nearly three years ago. However, many cases of false nucleic acid testing firms, as mentioned in the article, not only have increased the difficulty of pandemic prevention and control, but also seriously reduced the public’s trust in nucleic acid testing.
The Controversy Nucleus Gene is responsible for the illegal operation of its nucleic acids testing business. The government of Lanzhou, Gansu Province issued last week a NotificationThe claim was made by a Nucleus Gene Huaxi local subsidiary. It stated that staff uploaded incorrectly the information about individual people with abnormal nucleic Acid testing to the COVID database. But this isn’t the first time the company has violated regulations.
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Chinese internet users also discovered that the company was registered in August and paid nothing to secure a large order for nucleic acids testing in Lanzhou. Some posted, “Give the right of rain to an umbrella seller, will the rain stop?” It means that nucleic acid detection companies profit from the pandemic.
Even more shocking is the fact that Zhang Shanshan (the supervisor of the company) has been associated with 35 businesses (working) across the country. This individual is the supervisor of all these companies, which most likely are nucleic acids testing companies.
Some users commented that it seemed that there would be a pandemic outbreak wherever her company was. Mass testing will also be conducted in the event of an outbreak. A campaign of “Everyone Looks for Zhang Shanshan and investigates Nucleus Gene Huaxi” spread rapidly on Chinese social platforms.
In fact, there are more than 30 “Nucleus Gene Huaxi Medical Laboratory Co., Ltd.” in China, and the holding companies behind them all include Nucleus Gene, whose actual controller is Zhang Hezi. According to the official website Nucleus Gene began in Shenzhen, in 2012. To expand its business, the company offers gene detection and nucleic Acid detection services.
The nucleic acid detection industry has seen a boom in China due to the recent pandemic. According to Chinese newspapers Southern Weekend, from March to September, 2020, the turnover of the company’s nucleic acid detection business reached 450 million yuan ($63 million), and the profits of more than 100 of its cooperative agents exceeded one million yuan. Nucleus Gene’s official website claimed that the company has completed over 700 million nucleic Acid tests.
Some are concerned that the pandemic could continue if mobile cabin hospitals and nucleic acid detection become profitable businesses.
In this regard, on November 29, China’s State Council held a press conference, Say it that “it will continue to strengthen supervision on nucleic acid testing companies, and serious violations of the law that issue false test reports will be resolutely dealt with according to laws and regulations.”
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