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Madhya Pradesh: NHRC sends notice to hospital which allegedly refused treatment to HIV-positive pregnant woman

New Delhi :
At a time, when we are talking about creating awareness amongst the people regarding HIV/AIDS, what if the doctors themselves refuse to attend HIV-positive patients.
A hospital in Madhya Pradesh’s Tikamgarh allegedly refused to attend an HIV positive pregnant woman. It is being reported that the negligence of the hospital has resulted in the death of the newly born twins.

The 24-year-old woman is said to have given birth to the babies outside the maternity ward after being refused by the hospital. Her husband has claimed that she was refused treatment after the doctors came to know she is HIV positive.

The hospital, on its part, has denied the allegations and said the babies didn’t due to denial of admission but because of ‘inadequate equipment and availability of medical expertise.

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has slammed the incident by calling it the worst example of cruelty.

The Commission has issued an order to the state government and asked for a report on the incident along with the action that will intitated against the hospital’s doctors and other staff. The state government has to submit the report within four weeks.

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