Unlicensed Doctor 'Infects 40 People' With HIV In India

Posted February 07, 2018

The committee held screening camps in which it was discovered that in the name of cheap treatment, a person had used a common syringe.

Choudhary added he's unsure how numerous confirmed cases are directly related to Yadav. Choudhary said the state's health department had launched an investigation following reports of a high number of HIV cases on the Bangarmau region.

Rajendra Kumar allegedly infected patients in a village in the Uttar Pradesh region with the deadly virus previous year, but local media broke news of the incident on Tuedsay, Feb. 6, months after the victims, who reportedly include children, were diagnosed at a free health camp in the village.

Police in India were hunting Rajendra Yadav who fled the city of Bangarmau in December. Of those, 9,100 were youngsters under age 15.

Uttar Pradesh, India's most populous state run by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has a sketchy healthcare record in a country whose spending on medical care ranks among the lowest in the world as a percentage of GDP. Those who have tested positive are reported to be receiving treatment at a government college in Kanpur Uttar Pradesh. "So we're mapping truck drivers who come there and offer treatment to them", Sidharth Nath Singh told ANI.

The therapy involves a combination of anti-retroviral drugs to suppress HIV and stop its progression.

India had 2.1 million individuals living with HIV toward the finish of 2016, as indicated by an UNAIDS report. "We are still collecting evidence", the officer told The Hindu when asked if the accused would be arrested.

"An investigation showed that nearly all of them had taken injections from one person", Choudhury said. Some reports, however, said almost 40 people were infected with the disease.

Locals allege that the quack used to use one syringe for injections on every patient and possibly infected others by a needle used on an Aids patient.

He said that awareness camps will be organised there to prevent this.