11 more people test positive for HIV in Ratto Dero
LARKANA (92 News) – As many as 11 more people so far have tested positive for human immunodeficiency viruses (HIV) in Ratto Dero on Saturday , creating an alarming situation. Sindh AIDS Control Program in-charge Dr Sikandar Memon has confirmed the increase in the number of patients. On Tuesday, blood screening of 438 people was conducted and 23 more people, including 19 children, tested positive. Doctor Muzaffar Ghangro was also arrested on directive of the deputy commissioner on accusation of spreading the disease. Muzaffar Ghangro has rejected the allegation. Muzaffar Ghangro said that there were no symptoms of AIDS in him. He alleged that the Sindh Healthcare Commission officials had registered a false case against him to save themselves. The joint investigation team (JIT) had visited the clinic of the arrested quack Muzaffar Ghangro. They took the material, including samples and syringes, into custody. The joint investigation team (JIT) has collected the record about the patients. Meanwhile, three children were dead due to the disease in Larkana. SP Babr Memon said that the post-mortem of dead children can be conducted if needed. On the other hand, another local doctor Imran Ali Rabbani had reported the AIDS cases. It said Imran had appraised the Sindh Health Department and head of AIDS centre about it. During the crackdown against quacks on the reports about spread of HIV in the area, the Larkana deputy commissioner had asked the doctors and staffers of a private clinic to undergo tests.