Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Stupid As Stupid Gets
Well, it looks like stupidity is prevalent in the system. A laboratory manager at the Health Sciences Authority's DNA Profiling Laboratory used 1.0 millimolar (mM) of the reagent ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) instead of the prescribed 0.1 mM - a senior employee of over 30 years experience - because he had "misread' the label. Thanks to the error in the government run laboratory, 412 cases of DNA testing have to be reviewed. The Government may give it's assurance, but it remains to be seen how many of the 87 tests the AGC are demanding to be redone ended up with wrong convictions.
The good news is that if CEO Saw has not been sacked, the laboratory manager will probably get to keep his job, given his seniority and all. So what if the salary review results in a 30 percent pay cut, the ministers will still be millionaires several times over.