TAC Criticises Govt Over Use of Tara Klamp

Friday, August 24, 2012 - 14:42
TAC complains about the use of Tara Klamp , a device sued in KwaZulu-Natal to perform medical circumcisions adolescent and adult men

The Treatment Action Campaign has asked the Public Protector to investigate the procurement and ongoing use of a device used to perform medical male circumcisions in KwaZulu-Natal.
TAC provincial chairperson, Patrick Mdletshe, points out that the use of Tara Klamp, which is used to perform medical circumcisions on adolescent and adult men in the province, is a dangerous device.
The organisation argues that the device has specifically not been approved by the World Health Organisation because it failed in the only clinical trial conducted to test its safety.
To read the article titled, “Worries over 'dangerous' circumcisions,” click here.