01 April 2020 – Production of COVID-19 diagnostic kits in Iran

Type of Intervention: New Tool / Service / Body
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Health, Private Sector and Businesses, Supply Chains
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Health and Medical Education is the leading body in initiating, accelerating, and reinforcing these services and tools.

Overview: Achieving self-sufficiency in the production of COVID-19 diagnostic kits in Iran
Full details here: https://www.irna.ir/news/83735237/%D8%A7%DB%8C%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%86-%D8%AF%D8%B1-%D8%AA%D9%88%D9%84%DB%8C%D8%AF-%DA%A9%DB%8C%D8%AA-%D8%AA%D8%B4%D8%AE%DB%8C%D8%B5-%DA%A9%D8%B1%D9%88%D9%86%D8%A7-%D8%AE%D9%88%D8%AF%DA%A9%D9%81%D8%A7-%D8%B4%D8%AF

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee, Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report), Public Opinion (e.g. consultations, opinion polling)
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – academic, International – academic
Evidence/Justification: According to the preventive protocols of World Health Organization, effective diagnosis of the COVID-19-contracted individuals in different societies could halt the pace of infection spread. Hence, the production of diagnostic kits for COVID-19 was considered as an imperative which was to be addressed in the least possible time.