Jodhpur, Feb 10: In an incident that screams for better blood screening system and steps to counter medical negligence, a hospital in Jodhpur, Rajasthan injected human immuno-deficiency virus (HIV) tainted blood to children suffering from a inherited blood disease.
While some media reports say that the number of children affected by this fatal case of medical negligence are five, another says that the hospital turned six children suffering from thalassemia HIV positive.
Reports say that children contracted the HIV during blood transfusion at Umaid Hospital.
The hospital authorities are trying to wash their hands off the allegations saying that the infection might have happened from elsewhere.
In another report, Dr DR Dabi, hospital superintendent is quoted as saying, the blood screening system for HIV prescribed by the National AIDS Control Organisation (Naco) is not foolproof.
While a report submitted to the government gives a clean chit to the hospital, Rajasthan State AIDS Control Society had sought a detailed report from the hospital.