NHS admits doctors may be using tools made by children in Pakistan Closer scrutiny demanded as NHS supplier concedes surgical instruments in routine use could be product of child labour
Children as young as 12 are making surgical instruments in hazardous conditions in Pakistan, prompting fears that the tools could be used in the NHS, the Guardian has discovered.
In Sialkot, Punjab, where 99% of Pakistan’s surgical instrument production is centred, illegal child labour was witnessed in at least a dozen small workshops. Continue reading... The Guardian