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GOVERNMENT HOSPITAL INJECTS HIV POSITIVE BLOOD INTO A PREGNANT WOMEN

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.