Mother Accuses Nsanje Hospital Of Transfusing HIV Contaminated Blood In Her Daughter
According to a report on Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS), the woman said in 2002, her daughter was diagnosed with Malaria and required a blood transfusion.
But due to differences in blood group, nurses injected blood from the hospital’s stores, which the woman believes was contaminated with the deadly virus.
She said soon after the operation, the girl child, who is now aged 11, temporarily got better, but developed some health complications.
She said the girl was later tested HIV positive when her and her husband were HIV negative, but could not take the hospital to task at that time for fear of the unknown.
The woman, who did not want to be named, also claimed that recently she delivered two babies that are both HIV negative, a further indication that their daughter indeed got the virus from the hospital.
However, Nsanje District Publicist Felix Simbi said there is a need to thoughroughly investigate the matter.
“This issue needs thoughrough investigations. We will also have to assess the parents’ understanding on the modes of HIV and AIDS transmission,” said Simbi.
Meanwhile, the woman said she is struggling to provide the basic necessities; in as far as balanced diet is concern, for her HIV positive daughter, as she is poor.