Girl found HIV positive after blood transfusion, govt orders probe
A 9-year-old girl suffering from blood cancer has tested positive for HIV allegedly after getting a transfusion of infected blood, the police said on Thursday.
The girl was being treated at the Alapuzha Medical College and Hospital from where she was referred to the Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) here.
Noticing swelling in one of her eyes, the doctors there carried out various tests, including a blood test, which revealed she was HIV positive, the police said.
Meanwhile, Health Minister K K Shylaja has sought an immediate report from the RCC director on the matter.