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Health department assures government-issued condoms are not recycled

The public Department of Health (NDoH) and the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) need to guarantee South Africans that officially sanctioned condoms, which are marked as MAX condoms, are protected to utilize. 

This follows reports of condoms that were being reused and exchanged in Vietnam. 

"Condoms can't and ought not be shared, reused or reused. South Africa has made extraordinary steps in decreasing the spread of HIV and Aids and other explicitly communicated sicknesses, and we won't bargain the wellbeing of our country," said chief general of wellbeing Dr Sandile Buthelezi. 

"We stay cautious and focused on guaranteeing that quality wellbeing items and administrations are accessible to each network. In South Africa, the NDoH disperses a billion free condoms yearly. Each bunch of these condoms, which are marked as MAX, is dependent upon severe assembling and pressing necessities and testing is led against a South African National Standard. 

"South African MAX condoms are best in class and South Africans are urged to utilize these and to discard them dependably," Buthelezi said. 

Severe testing 

As per the SABS, each pack of MAX condoms contains exclusively foil stuffed condoms, in oil. The bundling plainly specifies the group and part number, the lapse date and the "SABS-affirmed" quality imprint. It cautioned South Africans not to utilize terminated condoms or bundles that appear to be harmed or spilling. 

Every condom must be utilized once and ought to be enclosed by tissue or tissue after use and discarded in a container. 

"Each cluster of MAX condoms that is circulated in South Africa, is dependent upon tough testing and quality control by the SABS. The SABS tests each cluster of MAX condoms in [a] devoted, certify research facility situated in Groenkloof, Pretoria. The condoms that are given by the NDoH are exposed to extra testing and inspecting rules to build the quality controls that are contained in the public and worldwide norms.

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