A poor Pakistani village has been left devastated after more than 400 babies and children examined constructive for HIV up to now two months, in an epidemic attributed to 1 doctor – a pediatrician.
According to Dr. Sikander Memon – the regional coordinator of the AIDS Control Program, 410 of these contaminated are children, some as younger as two months outdated . Since many youngsters are but to be screened, there are fears that the quantity will improve.
Dr. Muzaffar Ghangharo – a pediatrician, who’s at the moment dwelling with AIDS, has been arrested because the prime suspect who injected his sufferers with the virus. He has denied deliberately inflicting any hurt.
While the suspect stays behind bars, investigations are underway to find out if the outbreak was a prison intent or gross negligence
Meanwhile, the Joint United Nations Program on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) – a non-governmental group, has referred to as on worldwide associate organizations to work with native companions to help in investigating the origin of the outbreak and to cease additional unfold.
UNAIDS expressed deep concern that there are about 600,000 unqualified medical medical doctors in Pakistan, with virtually 300,000 positioned within the province the place the HIV outbreak occurred.
Various different specialists warned of the grave medical malpractices from re-using syringes to hazardous blood transfusions. According to them, the issue is made worse by poor entry to enough healthcare and sources in Pakistan.
The south Asian nation has a inhabitants of virtually 200,000,000.