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The Ministry of Health warns against medical products that cause harm to its users
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The Ministry of Health and Community Protection warned against medical products that have a technical defect that may negatively affect the health of patients during their use

The Ministry of Health and Community Protection warned against medical products that have a technical defect that may negatively affect the health of patients during their use, and recommended all health authorities to take the necessary measures towards these products, and to withdraw them from the market.

In detail, the Ministry warned against one of the operations of the medical device “VACUTAINER BLOOD COLLECTION TUBE”, due to the possibility of a lack of filling the tubes to an incorrect proportion of blood additives, which may lead to wrong test results that may in turn lead to incorrect diagnosis or treatment, and recommended that the authorities take The necessary procedures for withdrawing the mentioned batch of the product, which bears the number “0316293”.

And the ministry warned in another circular of 10 batches of the medical product “hurricane rx biliary balloon dilatation catheter” which is intended for the use of primary health care practitioners, due to reported complaints of holes in the balloon, where the user may notice that the balloon either loses pressure quickly or fails to gain pressure or maintaining it, which may pose a risk to the health of patients during use.

In a third circular, the ministry revealed that the manufacturer of the medical product “Puritan Bennett 980 series Ventilator” had implemented this withdrawal due to mechanical ventilation, as a patient suffered from complications in the heart and respiratory system and died three days later, and investigations revealed that the root cause was due to a manufacturing error.

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