Govt to introduce auto-disable syringes next year for reducing infections: Zafar

November 3, 2019 Off By Web Desk

Special assistant to Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza says federal government had planned to introduce auto-disable syringes next year for reducing infections and diseases caused by repeated use of syringes.

In an interview with a private news channel, he said ministry of health would made it mandatory to use auto disable syringes in all government hospitals and private health centers to avoid further complications for citizens.

He said we have had comprehensive talks with relevant stakeholders, including manufacturers and importers.

He said health ministry also launched an investigating over the recent incident of HIV outbreak in Larkana and they immediately impose a ban on use of injections at the clinics.

Dr Zafar Mirza urged pharmacists to play their role in educating the masses on injection safety as well as the adverse reactions of drugs.

He said multi-sectoral efforts are needed to combat this challenge to save our coming generations.

Dr Zafar stressed the need for cutting down the use of injections and improving hygiene protocols at all medical facilities, including private clinics.

Mirza said the government has been spending millions of rupees on facilitating patients with Hepatitis C and AIDS and introducing new ways in the field of medicine.

Source: Radio Pakistan