‘Two-thirds of injections in India unsafe’

Monday, August 5, 2013

With an aim to protect patients from infections caused by use of unsafe injections, Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP) launched Safe Injection Environment programme in the city on Sunday, where they talked about the importance of safe injection practices.

As per Indian Academy of Paediatrics, two-thirds of injections being used in India are unsafe, posing health hazards for the people. The reuse of injections and syringes by doctors and medical staff is the major reason in spreading Hepatitis B and C cases all over the world.

According to the World Health Organisation, up to 40 per cent of injections worldwide are given with syringes and needles reused without sterilization and in some countries this proportion is as high as 70 per cent.

Source: The Indian Express (link opens in a new window)

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