Greetings, nSorry, doctor, I want to ask if the puskesmas that provides free HIV tests always use new syringes ?? Because I did the second Hiv test but the needle didn’t have a seal, it just took it out of the drawer and put it directly into my arm. Sorry, just worrying. Thank you
Hello Randuza, Thank you for the question.
Every health facility in Indonesia is required to have good medical service standards. One of the mandatory medical service standards is to always use a new syringe for each patient when taking blood or other invasive procedures that involve / involve body fluids. One of the patient's rights under the applicable health law is to obtain information about the medical procedure / procedure performed including the purpose of the procedure, the risks of the procedure, and the complications that can occur from the procedure. If in the future you undergo a similar medical procedure / procedure or other, you can ask further questions from the doctor or health worker about this action or other matters related to that action. If you are unsure about the action taken, as a patient you have the right to refuse the medical treatment.
Hopefully this information helps.