The Real Cost of Healthcare

At the recent Cleanmed conference in Oxford, we were shocked to hear how surgical instruments used in the NHS are regularly made in terrible working conditions in Pakistan and other developing countries, including by children as young as seven.

Mahmood Bhutta, an ENT Surgeon and co-founder of the BMA Medical Fair and Ethical Trade Group, explains why the surgical instruments he uses for his work must be sourced ethically – why it’s a human rights as well as a health issue. After his conference presentation he spoke to Anuradha Vittachi about why he is so committed to action on this issue.

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