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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 29-31

Reason for medical devices recall in a hospital: An observation from a central sterile supply department at a cancer centre in eastern India

Central Sterile Supply Department, Tata Medical Center, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Debabrata Basu
Tata Medical Center, 14, Major Arterial Road (E-W), New Town, Kolkata - 700 156, West Bengal
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jacm.jacm_5_23

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Recall of medical devices is a very common phenomenon in every hospital due to several issues. A recall is an action taken on a medical device that violates standard procedure. This action is necessary when a device is found defective or a risk to health. It may happen by manual or mechanical error but ultimately a negative phenomenon that needs to control for unnecessary costs and save resources. A policy should be developed for recalling the items. Whenever the sterility of any product seems doubtful, the infection control committee and the quality team should be informed so that follow-up surveillance of patients can be conducted.

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