By Adam Ali
Tripoli, 25 November 2014:
The Ministry of Health has claimed that some syringes sold on the black market have proved to . . .[restrict]be infected with Hepatitis B.
In a statement issued Tuesday, the Ministry called on all healthcare workers to refrain from using drugs or equipment imported illegally, meaning, not imported through the official channels of the Ministry of Health. Otherwise, the statement went on to say, they would fully-shoulder the legal repercussions, should they cause the virus to spread through an infected syringe.
The statement referred in particular to Medi Cuba’s “Anti-D” syringe, brought in on the black market by suitcase traders. Tests done on syringes from the shipment have shown the needles to have been infected with Hepatitis B, the Ministry of Health said. [/restrict]