46 infected with HIV as quack uses common syringe: CMO

46 infected with HIV as quack uses common syringe: CMO 620 464 C-Suite Network

At least 46 people have become infected with HIV in a tehsil in the last 10 months, allegedly after a quack used a common syringe to administer injection, prompting the state government to intensify its efforts to nab the culprit, an official said today. A case has been registered against the quack at Bangarmau police station, the CMO said. “During a routine screening from April to July, 12 HIV positive cases were reported from Bangarmau tehsil alone. During another screening in November, another 13 cases were reported from the same place,” Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr S P Chaudhary said. “After noticing the high number of cases, the health department constituted a two-member committee which visited various hamlets of Bangarmau to investigate the reasons behind the spurt,” he said. Dr Chaudhary said the team visited Premganj and Chakmirpur areas of Bangarmau and filed a report, based on which screening camps were held at three places on January 24, 25 and 27….