Based on the Hospital Authority's preliminary findings, the Department of Health recently asked the public not to use Pro-Medi Prosept solution for wound care because the product might be contaminated by bacteria. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Medical experts call for tighter regulations on labelling of antiseptics in Hong Kong after hundreds of patients were infected, suspected of unsuitable products to clean wounds

  • Eight products in past week have been found to be contaminated, and 184 patients infected in last two years
  • Current labelling regulations are too lax, medical professionals say, allowing products to be sold with vague wordings on use
Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals

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Based on the Hospital Authority's preliminary findings, the Department of Health recently asked the public not to use Pro-Medi Prosept solution for wound care because the product might be contaminated by bacteria. Photo: K.Y. Cheng
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