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TAC complains to Public Protector about Tara KLamp

The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) has lodged a complaint with the Public Protector against the Kwazulu-Natal MEC for Health and the Kwazulu-Natal Department of Health for its continued use of the dangerous circumcision device, the Tara KLamp.

The Tara KLamp scandal deepens

Today the Mercury published a story written by Anso Thom of Health-e exposing serious adverse events due to the Tara KLamp circumcision device. The photographs, which prove the seriousness of these adverse events, are published in this Quackdown article. The Mercury article also describes a draft research report that was commissioned by the Kwazulu-Natal government. The report describes possibly unethical behaviour.

The king, the car and the clamp

Front page of the Sunday Times Zulu edition 18 September 2011

An expensive gift has cast new shadows over the Kwazulu-Natal (KZN) Department of Health's controversial decision to purchase and use an unsafe circumcision device called the Tara KLamp. In addition, a promised assessment of the clamp has not materialised, the clamp is still being used, and more adverse events are being reported.