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Madurai: Pregnant woman contracts HIV after transfusion

ANI  |  Madurai (Tamil Nadu) [India] 

A pregnant woman contracted after allegedly being transfused contaminated at a hospital.

According to State Secretary, J Radhakrishnan, the donor, who was earlier found to be positive, was not informed and the staff allegedly failed to properly screen his sample, which was transfused to the pregnant woman.

"It is unfortunate that the positive person whose blood was found positive and was not recorded, gave blood and that blood was used for an ANC woman. When checked, both were found HIV positive," he said.

He further said that the lab technicians and the counselors responsible for the mishap have been terminated.

The husband of the woman has now demanded that the best possible treatment should be given to her so that the virus is not transferred to the unborn baby.

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First Published: Thu, December 27 2018. 07:40 IST