On this world Aids day Special Assistant on National Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza has announced that auto-disable syringes will be used in all private hospitals across the country by the middle of next year.
He said that government has decided to introduce auto-disable syringes to prevent further complications for citizens as re-use of an insulin pen needle could increase bacterial growth on the needle and can cause HIV infections among citizens.
Dr. Zafar Mirza said that by the end of the first quarter of next year, we hope to completely eliminate disposable syringes in the private sector hospitals and replace them with auto-lock syringes, even by the year 2023, there will be complete restriction on blood transfusions without screening.
World AIDS Day is being celebrated on 1 December every year all over the world. The main purpose behind celebrating Aids day is to educate public about AIDS.
Aids stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, is a pandemic disease caused due to the infection of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), which causes damage to the immune system.
It is pertinent to mention here that the total number of HIV cases has soared to staggering 901 in Larkana, Sindh this year.
According to facts and figures, infected people include 740 children and 161 adults. During the screening process, total of 30 thousand and 939 people have been tested for HIV.
More than 4000 cases of HIV patients have been registered in Kyber Pakhtun Khuwa.
The number of unregistered victims are countless, HIV virus is being transferred to children from their parents due to lack of proper treatment.
The virus is being transferred due to more intake of drugs injection in men and due to the use of unhygienic instruments and transfer of blood during child birth in women, as per the report of medical complex Hayat Abad.