HIV+ woman seeks action against KMC

Submits petition to city police

December 30, 2018 12:40 am | Updated 12:40 am IST - CHENNAI

The 30-year-old woman from Mangadu who claimed she was transfused with HIV-positive blood at Kilpauk Medical College, submitted a petition asking the city police to initiate criminal action against the dean, doctors and staff who were responsible for alleged negligence, on Saturday.

In her petition, the Mangadu resident said after conceiving for the second time, she had regular medical check-ups at the primary health centre, Mangadu. While she was in the fifth month of pregnancy, she was diagnosed with severe anaemia. She was taken to KMC where she received two units of blood in April, for treating the anaemia. Four months later, her blood sample tested positive for HIV. Subsequently, she and her husband were given counselling.

She claimed that she and her husband fought with hospital staff and doctors.. After the delivery of child, her family complained to the Health Department. There has been no action so far. Hence she preferred the complaint to the police.

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