Syringe recycling scandal

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Intravenous news: Modasa’s deadly Hepatitis-B trail has led investigators to a major medical waste recycling racket in Ahmedabad’s own backyard. A whopping 50 tonnes of biological waste, including syringes and needles, which has been impounded, could expose the city and the whole state to the threat of not just Hepatitis-B, but other deadly infections, spread through intravenous treatment. 

Usually such waste has to be segregated and destroyed in an incinerator. But these were probably to be repackaged and sold.

Update on the Times Online – 10th March 2009.

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