GOVERNMENT HOSPITAL INJECTS HIV POSITIVE BLOOD INTO A PREGNANT WOMEN
A government hospital in Virudhunagar district some 500 Km
from Chennai injected a HIV positive blood into a 24-year-old pregnant woman
during a blood transfusion. Three lab technicians have been suspended for
showing such horrible irresponsibility.
Two years ago, they failed to inform a donor that he was HIV
positive. The government has offered financial compensation and jobs for the
woman and her husband. According to the investigation, the man is positive for
both HIV and Hepatitis B. He donated his blood at a donation drive by an NGO.
Neither the hospital officials saved his records nor they inform him of the test results. The woman has been put on anti-retro-viral treatment as doctors say that instant detection can help her to live long. But now, both the doctor and family has to wait till the baby’s birth to find if the baby is infected or not.
The deteriorating condition of the health care had come into the limelight again. Adding to the list is from the Jaipur government hospital. A woman delivered a baby on the road after the staff shows apathy towards the pregnant lady.
A woman, who was in labour pain, was allegedly refused to admit by hospital authorities on Friday.
The person manning the labour room in the hospital told the woman and her relatives to come the next day. In spite of several requests, nobody in the hospital took care of the expecting mother.
After the excruciating pain, the woman delivers the road. After witnessing the scene, visitors and patients in the hospital protested.
Following the protest, the police reached the spot to maintain the law and order of the city.
This is not for the first time when the hospital has been accused of denying admission to a pregnant woman. Previously too similar incidents were reported from the hospital, said a report by Rajasthan Patrika.
Following the incident, authorities at the hospital refused to speak to the media.