The South African authorities has given assurance to South Africans, saying that government-issued condoms are secure to make use of.
The reassurance is collectively backed up by the well being division and the South African Bureau of Requirements (SABS), and comes after there have been experiences that condoms in Vietnam had been recycled and re-sold.
“Condoms can not and shouldn’t be shared, reused or recycled. SA has made nice strides in decreasing the unfold of HIV and Aids and different sexually transmitted ailments, and we is not going to compromise the well being of our nation,” well being director-general Dr Sandile Buthelezi stated.
Buthelezi stated the federal government, largely his division, maintained their vigilance and dedication to creating certain that there’s availability of high quality well being services and products to each group.
Buthelezi stated his division is concerned within the distribution of a billion free condoms annually.
“Each batch of those condoms, that are branded as MAX, is topic to stringent manufacturing and packing necessities and testing is performed in opposition to a South African nationwide customary. South African MAX condoms are of the very best high quality and South Africans are inspired to make use of these and to eliminate them responsibly,” Buthelezi added.
He talked about that every pack is stuffed with individually foiled packed condoms in lubricant.
“The packaging clearly stipulates the batch and lot quantity, the expiration date and the ‘SABS Accredited’ high quality mark. South Africans shouldn’t use expired condoms, or packages that appear to be broken or leaking. Every condom can be utilized solely as soon as and needs to be wrapped in tissue or bathroom paper after use and disposed of in a bin,” the assertion reads.
“The SABS exams each batch of MAX condoms in a devoted, accredited laboratory based mostly in Groenkloof, Pretoria. The condoms issued by the NDoH are subjected to further testing and sampling standards to extend the standard controls contained within the nationwide and international requirements,” Sholtz stated.