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SafePoint applauds Bihar Govt on adoption of AD syringes

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All Medical colleges and PSEs in all districts of Bihar to contribute towards promotion of safe injection practices in country

Dr Col HS Ratti, Public Health expert, epidemiologist and Project Advisor to SafePoint India applauded the Bihar Government for adopting auto-disable syringes in all medical colleges and PSEs in all the districts of Bihar to contribute towards promotion of safe injection practices in the country.

Govts of Punjab and Andhra Pradesh have already adopted this as a state policy. Bihar now joins and takes the lead to encourage the use of auto-disable syringes in the state of Bihar.

Dr Col Ratti said, “I congratulate Bihar Govt for implementing this important initiative and we are hopeful that Bihar Govt will soon switch to auto disable syringes in all private sectors as well. If need be, as a value addition, SafePoint India is ready to help Govt of Bihar by offering to conduct training programmes for all the healthcare workers of Bihar on correct and best injection practices to avoid hospital borne infections.”

SafePoint India urges Sanjay Kumar, Principal Secretary Healthare; Dr NK Gupta, Safety Nodal Officer, Bihar State Blood and Sanjay Singh, Managing Director, BMSICL to kindly review and implement 100 per cent usage of AD syringes in private sector as a State Govt policy.

“The poor hygiene in hospitals acts as amplifier for disease as patient gets admitted for a specific treatment but ends up getting treated for a hospital acquired infection. The reuse of medical syringes continues to be a matter of serious concern as it poses grave health risks both to the patient as well as to medical professionals in light of growing AMR (Anti Microbial Resistance) and also acts as a barrier to the Government’s resolve of eliminating these diseases by 2030,” Dr Col Ratti.

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