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PM calls for crackdown on poor quality medical supplies

Update: August, 19/2020 - 12:54


Shipment of poor quality gloves and face masks found at the HDPRO LAND Ltd,. Co. in HCM City. — VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has assigned the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Public Security to strengthen inspection, investigation and strictly handle violations in producing and transporting sub-standard gloves and face masks.

A number of news agencies and newspapers have recently reported many cases of producing, gathering and transporting a large number of poor quality gloves and masks of unknown origin detected by police.

These products will cause serious consequences for public health and COVID-19 prevention if they are put up for consumption, according to the PM.

The ministry were required to report the inspection results in September.

On Tuesday, the Market Management Department's units in HCM City said that they have found millions of medical face masks and gloves of unknown origin and poor quality after checking five business establishments.

Market management units have seized one million gloves, 3.2 million medical face masks and materials for producing face masks because the producers could not show legal documents.

The goods were found at business establishments in District 2 and Tân Phú and Bình Tân districts on Monday. — VNS

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