Andhra Pradesh plans to use auto disable syringes for clinical purposes | Current Affairs, Current Affairs 2018

Andhra Pradesh plans to use auto disable syringes for clinical purposes

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The medical device sector has hailed Andhra Pradesh’s move to to use auto-disable syringes for all clinical purposes from World Hepatitis Day on July 28 to prevent infection.

Appreciating the move, Association of Indian Medical Device Industry forum said, ‘Andhra Pradesh would be the first state in the country to take this move, which will be enforced from the World Hepatitis Day. We applaud the initiative being taken by the government to ensure one injection will be given from one syringe by mandating universal usage of auto-disable syringes in all clinical/therapeutic cases as part of infection prevention with effect from World Hepatitis Day. It also noted that Immunisation injections however account for only 10-15 per cent of all injections. Bulk of injections are used for clinical therapeutic use. Central government should now consider to convert advisories to definitive directives on this issue to all central and state government public health facilities.

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