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General Electric (GE) Healthcare said on Wednesday that a shortage of medical dyes at its manufacturing plant in Shanghai caused by a coronavirus blockade in Communist China has affected hospitals not only in the United States and Germany, but also in other parts of the world, Breitbart News reported on May 12.
Because of the lockdown in Shanghai, the German Hospital Association said its contrast media products might be out of stock in June. And GE Healthcare has been suffering from a shortage of its Shanghai-made medical dye products since at least mid-April.
In response, a subsidiary of U.S. multinational conglomerate General Electric (GE) has responded to the shortage by requiring its manufacturing plant in Ireland to increase the production of medical dye and deliver the product to hospitals via expedited air freight shipments.
GE Healthcare said on Wednesday through a spokeswoman that the company is working around the clock to expand production capacity for iodinated contrast media products using its global manufacturing network.
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