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Radioactivity is Still an Issue at Delhi Hospitals

by Kathy Jones on May 26, 2010 at 9:24 PM
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 Radioactivity is Still an Issue at Delhi Hospitals

It has emerged that over 800 laboratories in Delhi are still using radioactive material without fulfilling the requisite norms. It appears that the hospitals have ignored messages sent by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) and Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB).

The Mid-Day reports that the Indian Capital has yet to learn the lessons of the horrific radioactive accident in the Mayapuri industrial area last month.

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"May 25 was the assigned date for the respective hospitals and pathological labs to reply. But not even a single hospital has responded," a health department official told the paper."The small-scale hospitals and labs that have not even disclosed the nature of radioactive machines in their premises pose a bigger threat than the other hospitals."

The problem is that the machines in the labs are used to get X-ray, ultrasound and treating diseases like cancer. But these machines have to be upgraded periodically after requisite tests to avoid radioactive leakage.


Source: Medindia
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