As World Aids Day is being observed on Saturday, World Health Organisation (WHO) has expressed concern that Pakistan has high rates of unscreened blood transfusions and a very high demand for therapeutic injections and poor infection control practices in hospitals and clinics nationwide.

“This has led to transmission of infection through unscreened blood transfusions, or re-use of syringes or use of un-sterilised medical equipment,” the World Health Organisation said in a statement on World Aids Day.

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