Pakistan Outbreak Of HIV Spread Through Unsterilized Medical Equipment Puts Focus On Need For Better Regulation, Training Of Health Workers

New York Times: An HIV Outbreak Puts Spotlight on Pakistan’s Health Care System
“A pediatrician accused of reusing syringes and infecting [nearly 900] Pakistani children with HIV [in the small Pakistani city of Ratodero] is now practicing in a government-run hospital after his private clinic was shuttered, in a case that is raising widespread questions about the integrity of Pakistan’s health care system. … But government officials believe he is not the only cause there, and that the bad practices he is accused of, including reusing syringes and IV needles, are so widespread across Pakistan that the entire health care system needs better regulation…” (Abi-Habib/Masood, 10/30).

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