Pakistani Doctor Arrested For Allegedly Spreading HIV Amongst His Patients

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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.

 

According to an estimate by Dr Memon, who is in-charge of the Aids Control Programme in Sindh,said  there a more than 100,000 HIV-positive people in Sindh province.

Dr Sikander Memon,also stressed that as a result of the pandemic that has ravaged the district, a team will arrive in Ratodero next week to determine the causes behind the spread of the deadly virus  among the residents.

Although the Aids Control Programme has only been able to register 10,350  patients in that district who are provided treatment, but with the latest development on ground,it is hoped that more treatment will be made available to the newly infected persons.

According to The World Health Organisation (WHO) Pakistan is registering new HIV infections,that is approximately about  20,000 annually,the highest ever amongst countries in that part of the world.

 The virus that causes the deadly AIDS disease has claimed a million lives worldwide.

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