A Pakistani doctor identified as Dr Muzaffar Ghanghar who works at a public hospital in Ratodero district of Larkana, a city in the North West of the Sindh of Pakistan was on Tuesday arrested by Police on charges of spreading HIV virus.
He was alleged to be responsible for spreading the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) among his patients.
The accused Dr is himself HIV positive, denied the charges and termed the case a “conspiracy” against him.
The doctor was arrested,when the number of H.I.V positive patients in the district continued to grow,and became a cause for worry by the authorities who wondered what could be responsible for the spread of the virus among residents of Larkana, Sindh.
According to Geo TV,this instigated panic amongst residents in the district early this month when the number of HIV-positive cases rose to 39 even children were not spared, more than a dozen children were also infected.
Adding, “If I had known about [HIV/AIDS] I would have sought treatment.”