HIV-positive Pregnant Woman Denied Admission at Government Hospital

by Rajashri on  July 2, 2009 at 8:28 PM AIDS/HIV News
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 HIV-positive Pregnant Woman Denied Admission at Government Hospital
In a shocking incident it has emerged that staff at the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule District Hospital denied treatment to a HIV-positive pregnant woman. The 28-year-old woman was forced to deliver her baby outside the gate of the hospital.

"The doctors and other employees refused to treat the woman, as she was HIV-positive. They asked the family to take her somewhere else," said Manoj Mishra, a social activist, who informed the district administration. "The staff at the district hospital knew the couple very well, as both have gone through the tests in this hospital and have been found HIV-positive."

District Chief Medical Officer Liaqat Ali said both the mother and the baby were doing fine and added, "An inquiry has been initiated into the incident. It is yet to be established that treatment was denied because the patient was HIV-positive."



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