Rise in cancers in India have put an increasing amount of pressure on hospitals to handle the very toxic cytotoxic drugs. Cancer annually affects 10 million people and causes 6 million deaths worldwide. It is expected that 300 million new cases of cancer and 200 million deaths from the disease will occur globally in the next 25 years, with almost two third of cases arising in developing countries (WHO, 1999).
Some Indian hospitals dealing with these drugs have developed very sophisticated SOPs for the management of these drugs, from preparation, handling, administering to disposal, but there is a lack of a unified & specific set of guidelines, which applies to the entire country and whose implementation can be monitored.
In continuation to our previous discussions with premier Government bodies and healthcare institutes (wherein, it was decided that Toxics Link should organise a consultative meet on the subject and this meeting could lead to the formation of a national body), the meeting will be held on 7th August 2012 at Willow Hall, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.
- See more at: http://www.toxicslink.org/?q=events/upcoming-events/consultative-round-t...