Slumdog Scandal (34 images)

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65% of all injections in India are given using a dirty syringe. Transmission of HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis B are common because of this unsafe practice.

Because of lack of funding and negligence, hospitals and clinics around the country are forced to reuse syringes two or more times. In the slums, it is common for a 'quack' doctor to reuse a single syringe on more than ten patients. In these areas, patients are generally uneducated and unaware of the health risks.
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