CBI REGISTERS A CASE RELATING TO ALLEGED CRIMINAL NEGLECT LEADING TO INFECTION OF HIV TO 27 THALASSEMIC CHILDREN AT GENERAL HOSPITAL, JUNAGADH (GUJARAT)

Press Release
New Delhi , 12.07.2012

            The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case U/s 304, 308, 114, 328 of IPC against the Civil Surgeon and other officials of Pathology Department of General Hospital, Junagadh and officials of an NGO based at Junagadh which was allegedly running the blood bank within the official premises of General Hospital, Junagadh without license.

 

            On the orders of the Gujarat High Court, CBI took up the investigation of this case earlier registered with local police regarding infection of HIV to 27 thalassemic children during regular blood transfusion at General Hospital, Junagadh, Gujarat. Two of the children had earlier died.

 

            It was alleged by the parents of the HIV affected children that due to gross negligence and in violation of regulatory requirement of blood transfusion and/or its components including blood products, infected blood of HIV Positive was being supplied to the child/ patients by the doctors & staff of the hospital and the blood bank, without there being proper care & caution.

 

            Further investigation is continuing.

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