HIV infected patients claim 30 million yuan in Harbin court

by Medindia Content Team on  January 20, 2006 at 12:13 PM General Health News
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HIV infected patients claim 30 million yuan in Harbin court
The verdict of the HIV transmission case is due today in Harbin court today. The case involves transmission of HIV virus to 15 people through blood collected from an infected couple who sold their blood to the Bei'an construction farm hospital in Heilongjiang province of Northeast China. It was found that 15 people were infected from the virus directly through the contaminated blood transfusion and the other four got infection indirectly from the infected, as they were either spouse or children of the infected.
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The court is to give the verdict today as 16 of the infected patients have asked for a compensation of more than 30 million yuan ($ 3.7 million) from the Bei'an hospital and farm which they feel is responsible for the transfusion of infected blood without properly checking the blood for presence of HIV.

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