Chennai: Taking note of the submission of Dr G. Ranjith Ramkumar, ART Medical Officer, Government Rajaji Hospital, Madurai that the victim, suffering from HIV after HIV infected blood was transfused to her by mistake, can be discharged and the ART medicines can be received from Sattur Government Hospital, Virudhunagar district, the Madras high court has said it is open to the doctors to take a decision to discharge the victim.
A division bench comprising Justices N. Kirubakaran and S.S. Sundar was passing further interim orders on a PIL relating to preventing AIDS through blood transfusion and other means by way of allotting more funds for providing blood safety equipment to the government hospitals.
The bench had on March 25 after noticing that since the elder daughter of the victim was separated for the past two months, she was in depression and she was fond of seeing her elder daughter, ordered that the husband as well as the elder daughter of the victim have to be produced before the court on March 27. Accordingly, the husband of the victim and the elder daughter were present in the court.
The bench said the elder daughter, who has been separated from the victim for the past two months, has been handed over to the victim. Though the husband of the victim tried to persuade the victim that he would look after her, the victim categorically declared that he would not look after her and she wants to live a life with her parents along with her children. However, she has got no objection for the visit of her husband, the bench added.
The bench said K. Chellapandian, additional advocate general appearing for the state would get instructions with regard to the employment, compensation and the house to be provided to the victim on the next hearing. The bench posted to March 29, further hearing of the case....