By. Gupta Rajsingh
Gujarat – A total of 23 children in Gujarat, India, HIV positive after receiving blood transfusions. Currently, authorities investigating why the hospital where the transfusion is done in less oversight and sloppy.
Reporting from the BBC website, Monday, September 12, 23 children were patients with thalassemia who received blood transfusions in the hospital district of Junagadh, Gujarat. The hospital denied the allegations that the blood supply they contain the HIV virus and pass it on to others.
Similar doubts also addressed by Gujarat Health Minister Jay Narayan Vyas. He said that all 23 children are likely to be infected after receiving blood transfusions from other places. He also stated, based on inspection, some children are known to have first infected with HIV.
But the parents of children who are victims of this said, they receive blood only from government hospitals. The majority of known victims are from poor families. They all suffer from thalassemia.
This disease causes the body can not produce the amount of globulin protein. Due to this disorder, the body reportedly not able to form blood and cause anemia and require continuous blood transfusions.
23 children are known to have HIV after a routine inspection conducted by the Indian health of 100 children with thalassemia. Age of poor children between five and 10 years.
According to a UN-backed government agencies, as many as 2.5 million Indians infected with HIV-positive. As many as 22 percent of that amount is a resident of Gujarat, Bihar, and Uttar Pradesh.