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TN Health Minister offers treatment to 2 years old HIV-afflicted


TN Health Minister offers treatment to 2 years old HIV-afflicted

Steps can be taken to provide treatment to the affected child either in any of the government hospitals or any private hospital

Coimbatore: Tamil Nadu Health Minister C Vijayabhaskar Saturday asserted that the HIV infection of a two-year-old child did not happen due to the blood transfusion at the medical college hospital here and offered to provide treatment at any government or private hospital.

There was no truth in the complaints that the girl had contracted HIV from the blood given at the government medical college hospital here, he told reporters here.

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The minister said the donor of the blood had tested negative for HIV.

The child was treated at various hospitals, he said adding only if the parents cooperated the reason for it contracting HIV can be found out.

Action can be taken after a thorough investigation, Vijayabhaskar said.

Steps can be taken to provide treatment to the affected child either in any of the government hospitals or any private hospital, he added.

The parents of the child suffering from a heart ailment had Tuesday last said she had contracted HIV after allegedly being given blood at the government hospital here, a charged denied by the Dean.

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The claim by the parents comes months after a pregnant woman contracted HIV via blood transfusion at a government hospital in Sivakasi, triggering state-wide outrage.

Vijayabhaskar was here to inaugurate a new Rs 6.5 crore angio centre at the hospital, the second after Chennai.

Work on setting up a Rs 7 crore trauma centre was in progress at the hospital, he said.


Source: PTI
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  1. IS HE DOCTOR ? HAS HE RESINGED FROM HIS JOB ? IS THERE ANY PROBLEM WITH T N DOCTORS ? ARE THEY UNWILLING TO TREAT THIS 2 YEARS CHILD. WHY IS HE SO KEEN ABOUT ONLY ONE PATIENT . IS IT A PERSONAL BENIFIT OR PROPOGANDA ???. I WISH HE TAKES BETTER INTERST IN OVERALL IMPROVEMENT OF THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM OF HIS .OVER CROWDING, POOR HYGIENE AND FILTHY ATMOSPHERE IS THE BIGGEST PROBLEM OF COUNTRY