Shocking | 21 people contract HIV in UP, after quack uses infected needle

Shocking | 21 people contract HIV in UP, after quack uses infected needle

Shocking | 21 people contract HIV in UP, after quack uses infected needle

Mehtab Alam, a project manager for Raza Hussain Memorial Charitable Trust, said that fake doctors do not use disposable syringes, instead using glass syringes and one needle to inject hundreds of patients.

The reports from Deccan Herals said that, District officials said that an FIR had been lodged in this connection and the police had launched a hunt to nab the quack. The lack of proper care has prompted many to seek out fake doctors for cheap treatment.

Choudhary said he was not sure how numerous 33 cases were connected to Kumar, but that an investigation by a state government committee was continuing. He pretended to be a doctor and treated patients for coughs, colds and diarrhoea, according to USA Today.

"I would have forwarded the letters to the nodal officer (for quacks) to take necessary action", he said. 9,100 were children under the age of 15. The Indian Medical Association estimated there are 1 million fake doctors practicing in the country despite campaigns by health authorities.

The Uttar Pradesh State AIDS Control Society (UPSACS), observes that "UP is a low prevalence but highly vulnerable state".

While officials have prima facie held the quack responsible for the HIV cases, the government is also probing other angles, including the high incidence of migration and transit in the Bangermau area, which Mr. Singh said had become a "centre of sex" with truck drivers passing it.

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ART consists of a combination of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs to maximally suppress the HIV and stop its progression.

India at the end of 2016 had an estimated 2.1 million people living with HIV, according to UNAIDS.

"The matter is being investigated".

Nath Singh informed that efforts were on to arrest the quack. The wife of a daily wage labourer, who stopped getting work after this said they suspected "something was wrong" when a large number of people in the village started falling ill, some with prolonged fever. "In these camps, out of 566 people 21 were found to be infected with HIV", the CMO said.

The villagers say they rarely saw him changing the needles.

He said that awareness camps will be organised there to prevent this.

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