India probes transfusions after 23 children get HIV | Pakistan Today

India probes transfusions after 23 children get HIV

At least 23 children who received blood transfusions have tested positive for HIV, Indian officials said on Monday as authorities launched an investigation into a government hospital. The infected children, aged between five to 10 years, suffer from thalassaemia, a rare genetic disorder that requires regular transfusions. Parents said their children received fresh blood at a public hospital in Junagadh district in the western state of Gujarat, 315 kilometres (195 miles) from the city of Ahmedabad. “We have initiated an inquiry into the case. This is a very serious matter,” the state’s principal health secretary Rajesh Kishore told AFP without giving further details.



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