India struggles to quash dirty syringe industry

Alcoba, Natalie
July 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/7/2009, Vol. 181 Issue 1/2, p26
Academic Journal
The article reports on the reuse of syringes and its implications in India. The World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated that 300,000 people die every year in the country due to dirty syringes. The "Assessment of Injection Practices in India -- An India-Clinical Epidemiology Network (CLEN) Program Evaluation Network Study" sponsored by the Indian Ministry of Health and the World Bank has indicated that 62% of all injections were unsafe and syringes and needles in hospitals and clinics in the country were improperly disposed. Information on the move of the government in dealing with issue is also discussed.


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