Delhi BJP president alleges malpractices in sale of syringes

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New Delhi, Aug 24 (UNI) Delhi BJP president Harshvardhan has accused the Delhi government of allowing the use of the old syringes and gloves in hospitals, despite spending crores of rupees in the Bio medical Waste Management project.

Dr Harshvardhan revealed that about 42,500 syringes are being used in 85 hospitals of the capital every day but since the incinerators installed there do not function, most of the syringes are thrown, which are later recycled and sent to market for resale.

The disposed syringes are cleaned, packed and resold, posing a threat for the prospective patients. Similarly 90 per cent of the gloves used in hospitals are washed, packed and resold.

This alarming revelation of the former Delhi Health Minister has come as a warning to the innocent patients who buy syringes and gloves from the market unaware of their genuineness.

Most of the incinerators do not work and those which work are only put up to a temperature of 580 degrees Celsius as against 900 degrees, leaving the waste unburnt Dr Harshvardhan said.

He has urged the Delhi Government to ensure precautions in maintaining safety standards in the purchase of medical equipment and protect the lives of its people.

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