9-yr-old cancer patient diagnosed with HIV after blood transfusion 

PTI
Published Sep 14, 2017, 8:05 pm IST
Updated Sep 14, 2017, 8:05 pm IST
Kerala Health Minister has sought an immediate report from the Regional Cancer Centre Director on the matter.
A 9-year-old girl suffering from blood cancer has tested positive for HIV allegedly after getting a transfusion of infected blood. (Photo: AP)
 A 9-year-old girl suffering from blood cancer has tested positive for HIV allegedly after getting a transfusion of infected blood. (Photo: AP)

Thiruvananthapuram: A 9-year-old girl suffering from blood cancer has tested positive for HIV allegedly after getting a transfusion of infected blood, the
police said on Thursday. 

The girl was being treated at the Alapuzha Medical College and Hospital from where she was referred to the Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) in Thiruvananthapuram.

Noticing swelling in one of her eyes, the doctors there carried out various tests, including a blood test, which revealed she was HIV positive, the police said.

The girl's father said in his complaint that she contracted the dreaded disease after a blood transfusion, but the police said they were still investigating how she got infected.

Meanwhile, Health Minister KK Shylaja has sought an immediate report from the RCC Director on the matter.





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