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In Russia a few years there may be syringes that can not be used twice. That plans to build 3 plants for the production of medical devices, is protected from re-use, said chief specialist on infectious diseases, Ministry of health of Russia Irina Shestakova. According to her, these syringes will be useful in the prevention of diseases that can be transmitted by injection — for example, earlier, health Minister Veronika Skvortsova mentioned that 57% of HIV infections in the country occur because of unsterile needles.
Plants Russia plans to build jointly with China, only enterprises will be the three. The first syringes will release in 2018, and by 2020, added Irina Shestakova, production will be fully loaded. In the future, using a syringe with protection against dual use is included in the standards of medical care.
We will remind, earlier “Mednovosti” posted information about the situation with HIV in Yekaterinburg, where the frequency of HIV has become an epidemic. On average, each carrier is the 50-th person, and the total number of infected exceeded 25 thousand people according to official statistics. An unfavorable situation developed in 9 regions of Russia. In early 2016, the head of the Federal scientific and methodological center for prevention and control of AIDS Central research Institute of epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor Vadim Pokrovsky suggested that HIV-positive Russians could be much more than it seems, as not all pass the relevant examination. According to experts, the number of virus carriers in the country could reach half a million.