London, Reuters. In the Corona investigation, there has been an uproar over the issue of medical equipment that discriminates between white and black people. Britain has demanded an international investigation, as well as has constituted a commission for it. Differences have been found in the test of white and black people with the oximeter, which measures the level of oxygen in the blood. The test report of fair-skinned people has been found to be accurate, while the investigation of dark-skinned people has been found to be flawed.
Britain’s Health Minister Sajid Javid said that he had set up a commission to investigate this disparity when he became aware of it. He said that it has happened systematically around the world. This is a case of racial bias in some medical devices. Although it is unintentional, it exists and the oximeter is the best example of this.
In a conversation with the BBC, when asked whether this inequality would have led to more deaths of black people than Corona, Javid said that it would have happened, although he did not have concrete facts regarding this.
A statement from the Ministry of Health said that the commission will examine whether this defect persists in the existing medical equipment and will give its recommendations on how to deal with it and prepare the medical equipment. He expressed hope for the commission’s inquiry report to come by January next year.
Javid said he became aware of the problem when he was trying to figure out why blacks and people from other minority ethnic backgrounds are more likely to die and be hospitalized in the UK. Is. He said that he is planning to work with other countries to deal with this problem and he has already had talks with his US counterpart on this issue and he has also shown interest in it.