In another incident of medical negligence in Tamil Nadu, a woman has made a claim that she contracted HIV virus after undergoing blood transfusion at a government hospital. The blood was transfused while she was getting treated for low haemoglobin.
The government hospital has refuted the claim.
Hospital Dean Dr P Vasanthamani said the woman was transfused with “100 per cent HIV free” blood.
The woman told a local channel that she underwent transfusion in April this year while being pregnant. Later, in August, the affected woman came to know she had HIV after the hospital informed her, post conducting tests.
The woman, reportedly in her 20s said, “The blood transfusion happened at the Government Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital (GKMCH) only. That is where the mistake happened.”
Responding to the allegations, Vasanthamani said that there was no wrongdoing at the hospital’s end.
“There is no chance of her contracting the virus here”, Vasanthamani told the media on Friday.
Earlier, a 24-year-old pregnant woman at Sattur, Virudhunagar district, contracted HIV allegedly after being transfused by contaminated blood from the bank. The 19-year-old donor of the blood, later attempted suicide after releasing that he was HIV Positive and his donated blood has been infused to a pregnant woman in Tamil Nadu resulting her to be infected with HIV too.