Conman infects 21 people with HIV while pretending to be a doctor

07 February, 2018, 01:26 | Author: Keith Rowe
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Police are searching for a fake doctor in India after he allegedly used the same needle to give injections to multiple patients, infecting at least 21 people with HIV. "After speaking to the HIV-affected persons, the investigating team also found that they had received treatment from the same place", said Mr. Dohre. The health check-up camp was held in Unnao's Bangarmau.

At least 33, they found, tested positive for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

The officials held three camps in November and December previous year, after being alarmed by the high incidence of HIV reported from the district hospital and health camps held in Bangermau by an NGO.

'Patients have told us this man is about 35 years old and would go around on a bicycle, giving out pills and injections to treat colds, coughs and other ailments.

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 accused has been identified and will be arrested soon".


Uttar Pradesh Health Minister has assured an investigation in the connection. Of those, 9,100 were youngsters under age 15.

A shortage of doctors in India leads many patients to depend on unqualified practitioners, many of whom work out of hole-in-the-wall clinics in rural areas. The Indian Medical Association estimated there are 1 million fake doctors practicing in the country despite campaigns by health authorities. "So we're mapping truck drivers who come there and offer treatment to them", state Health Minister Sidharth Nath Singh.

At the end of 2016, it was reported that 2.1 million Indian citizens were living with HIV.

The Yogi Adityanath government has sought a report after 40 people were found infected with HIV after they were given injection with the same needle by a quack in Unnao district.

"An investigation showed that nearly all of them had taken injections from one person", Choudhury said.

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