Police arrested a suspected doctor Muzaffar on Tuesday (April 30) for allegedly treating patients with used syringes in Larkana. The suspect, who himself is suffering from the AIDS, denied reporte of health commission and declared the facts presented in it as baseless.
The number of HIV-positive cases rose to 39 including Twenty-two children. The children are between the ages of four months and eight years. The parents of those affected children were tested negative in their tests.
Protesting the allegations against him, Dr Muzaffar Ghanghar termed the case a “conspiracy” against him and said he was not aware of his condition. “The Sindh Healthcare Commission is conspiring against me. If I had known about [HIV/AIDS] then I would have sought treatment. I did not experience any pain,” he said.
Dr Sikander Memon, in-charge of the Aids Control Programme in Sindh, said a team will arrive in Ratodero next week to determine the causes behind the transmission of the HIV among the residents. According to an estimate by Dr Memon, there are over 100,000 HIV-positive people in Sindh, however, the Aids Control Programme has only 10,350 registered patients who are provided treatment.
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22 July, 2019