Unlicensed doctor on the run after infecting 40 people with HIV

Cesar Mills
February 7, 2018

The health department in Unnao has filed a police case against a quack for using the same needle to administer injections to every patient and infecting over 20 people with HIV. The state government has registered a case against the fake doctor, Rajendra Kumar, and has intensified efforts to arrest him.

Sushil Choudhury, the chief medical officer to the Unnao District, told the Associated Press that Rajendra Yadav fled the small town of Bangarmau, located in the state of Utter Pradesh, after a sudden spurt of HIV infections were diagnosed in the region in December 2017. The CMO said the doctors checked 566 people in Bangarmau and its adjoining villages, where 21 were found HIV positive.

With India's health care system facing a massive shortage of doctors and hospitals, millions of poor people seek fake doctors for cheap treatment.

A case against the quack has been registered in Bangarmau police station, the CMO said.

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ART consists of a combination of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs to maximally suppress the HIV and stop its progression. "The matter came to light after the health department launched an investigation following reports of "high number of HIV cases" in the area".

HIV, or the human immunodeficiency virus, is transmitted through unprotected sex, use of infected needles and syringes, blood transfusion or from mother to baby.

After interviewing the affected persons, officials suspected that the high incidence of HIV could be due to a quack who used a single infected syringe to treat patients in the area. The camps were set up after an increase in HIV cases began to show up at district hospitals late a year ago.

"Forty [HIV] positive cases have been found [among 400 tested people]". Action will be taken against culprits and those who practice without license. Choudhury said that most likely prompted the spread of HIV. "So we're mapping truck drivers who come there & offer treatment to them".

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