Did you know according to the WHO, 21 million cases of Hepatitis B was spread due to unsafe syringes?
That means these were syringes that were already infected and not destroyed properly and were reused causing this infection.
According to Marc Koska the inventor of the Single use syringe, almost 65 % of the syringes used in India are unsafe. A simple statistic that supports this fact is that around 5 Billion i injections are given in India, but only 1.5 Billion syringes are manufactured in India. This data was from a WHO and World Bank report some years ago.
Clearly shows that many syringes are reused in this country.
To solve this problem a doctor from Kerala Dr Baby Manoj PP has come up with what could be a big step in solving this problem. He calls it the ‘peanut safe syringe’. Dr Manoj has been working on it since 2006 and finally the design was patented in 2009.
It won the national research development corporation’s innovation award in 2011.
To learn more about the syringe I have sent a message to Dr Manoj and hopefully we will hear from him soon.