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Govt decides to ban mercury-based medical instruments: sources

ISLAMABAD: Taking another revolutionary step in health sector, the government has decided to impose ban on all the medical instruments containing mercury, a toxic metal, said sources. The sources said that the health ministry on the recommendations of medical expert, has decided to phased out the mercury-based health instruments across the country. The government will impose the ban gradually and after six month no mercury-based medical equipment will be used in the country. It is pertinent to mention here that mercury is…