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Business NZ Chief: MoH has misled businesses over RATs

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Publish Date
Tue, 8 Feb 2022, 7:41am
Photo / NZ Herald
Photo / NZ Herald

Business NZ Chief: MoH has misled businesses over RATs

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 8 Feb 2022, 7:41am

Businesses are angry about the Ministry of Health requisitioning Rapid Antigen Tests for its own stocks.  

When news broke that the Ministry was requisitioning the tests, Dr Ashley Bloomfield said they were from forward orders from overseas - not tests already in the country.  

But the Ministry has backtracked - acknowledging it took the full February allocation from one manufacturer, along with its stock on hand in the country.  

Business New Zealand Chief Executive Kirk Hope told Kate Hawkesby the Ministry has misled people. 

“We’re dealing with businesses all the time who have been struggling to get access to the Rapid Antigen Tests that they ordered. They’re getting angrier and angrier and it’s frankly unacceptable.” 

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