Navigation Links
Indian Doctors Refuse to Help HIV-positive Woman Deliver: Report

An Indian husband was forced to deliver his wife's baby after doctors refused to touch the HIV-positive woman, a report said Friday.

The husband told India's NDTV news channel he carried out the delivery as doctors at Meerut Medical College and Hospital in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh shouted instructions from a distance.

"They came but simply stood in a line and asked me to pull out the baby and cut the umbilical cord," said the 28-year-old man, described as a poor painter, in Meerut town, 65 kilometres (40 miles) from the Indian capital New Delhi.

The hospital "asked me to clean up all the blood and burn the waste," the man said.

"The doctors were not coming," his wife told NDTV, a day after the delivery of the couple's fourth child.

Hospital officials dismissed the couple's complaints when questioned by NDTV.

"How can I believe what he said?" said Abhilasha Gupta, head of the medical school's gynaecology department. "These days those who have HIV think they will get media sympathy by blaming others."

But officials from India's National Aids Control Organisation (NCAO) expressed shock at the report and said it would be investigated.

"In this particular case we have recommended stringent action against the doctors," NACO chief Sujatha Rao told the channel.

"Even if they were to touch contaminated blood, they are not in danger."

The report was the latest reminder of the discrimination suffered in India by those living with HIV and AIDS because of widespread lack of awareness about the illness.

HIV-positive children are often refused schooling and adults with the virus frequently face dismissal.

India, with a billion-plus population, has 5.7 million people infected with HIV -- the world's highest in absolute numbers.

However, officials said this month that under new data due to be released in early July, the number of HIV-positive could be as low as 3.4 million.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Indian Prime Minister has successful Knee Replacement Surgery
2. Development of AIDS vaccine -- Chiron Corp in talks with four Indian cos
3. Indian Doctor granted US patent on organ regeneration
4. Heart attack kills one in every 10 Indians
5. Indian Cherry: Richest Source of Vitiamin C
6. Indian Nationals with Foreign Medical Degrees can now practice in India
7. An Indian Bride with signs of SARS
8. Are Indians aware of SARS ?
9. Indians Stay Away from Coke, Pepsi After Toxin Scare
10. Indian pharma industry upbeat on WTO drug deal
11. Indian Treatment for Iraqi Babies
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... Furthering its position as the industry leader in drug ... Free Sport (Drug Free Sport®) is excited to expand on details of its “Sport ... – 13 in Kansas City, MO, will gather sports industry professionals to examine, address ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... May 25, 2016 , ... According to an article published ... that would effectively fight against common bacteria and protect against surgical site infections. The ... hernia repair surgery even safer and could further reduce the risk of ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... ... The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has awarded a grant to the General ... employment and successful careers in healthcare. On Wednesday, May 4th, Rick Bridwell, Bank of ... Medisend, parent organization and home of the General Myers Veterans Program. , “The ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... ... May 25, 2016 , ... Dr. Travis Schwarz is an experienced dentist ... Road, O’Fallon, MO 63366. He serves patients of all ages with a full menu ... Schwarz’s success is reflected in the superior patient reviews that he has consistently earned ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 25, 2016 , ... Cheryl Bowker ... has to bestow: the Dick McKenna Good Hands Legacy Award. McKenna ran one of ... others which continues to inspire all those who knew him. The award named for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/24/2016)... , May 24, 2016  Diana Russell suffers from ... organs from the inside out.  This disease has put ... on her children and grandchildren to leave her home.  ... Diana,s family cannot haul the wheelchair.  So if there ... car, and Diana is left to wait for the ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... 24, 2016 The innovator ... , s first dual therapy stent, introduces ... OrbusNeich, a global company specializing in the ... to include products to treat peripheral artery disease. The ... entry devices for lower limb and arteriovenous (AV) fistula ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... Een app die artsen over de hele ... behandelen, hun kennis kunnen delen en van elkaar kunnen ... revolutionaire MDLinking App, ontwikkeld door een internationale groep artsen ... en oncologisch chirurg dr. Gijs van Acker . ... dinsdag 24 mei officieel gepresenteerd op het Amsterdam Startup ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: