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Girl who 'tested HIV+' after blood transfusion, dies in Kerala

Press Trust of India  |  Alappuzha(Ker) 

A 10-year-old girl suffering from cancer, who had tested positive for allegedly after getting a transfusion of infected blood, died today.

The girl was suffering from pneumonia, and passed away at the here this morning, Ram Lal, told

"The patient had been having cancer and died due to its complications," he said.

The girl's family has alleged that she had tested positive for after undergoing transfusion at the (RCC) in Thiruvananthapuram last year.

The father alleged that there were 'lapses' in the treatment of his daugter at RCC in March last year.

The child had been admitted to the Alappuzha Medical College hospital a week ago and was discharged. She was again admitted today, he said.

The family had not yet received the blood test report conducted in Delhi, he told reporters and alleged that there was 'conspiracy' in not releasing the test report.

The had instituted an inquiry committee after the allegations against RCC surfaced.

The committee in its report had stated that there was no fault on RCC's part, in the matter.

The child, had been referred to RCC from the Alappuzha Medical College Hospital last year after doctors noticed a swelling in one of her eyes.

Various tests had been carried out, including blood test, which had reportedly revealed she was positive.

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 18:30 IST