Alarming situation as 85 people test positive for HIV in Ratto Dero
LARKANA (92 News) – As many as 85 people so far have tested positive for human immunodeficiency viruses (HIV) in Ratto Dero, creating an alarming situation.
According to the reports, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) tests of 2,028 people have been conducted in four days in Larkana and Rato Dero, 65 of them have been confirmed of affected by the life-threatening disease.
The police have arrested a doctor, suspected responsible for spread the HIV AIDS in the area, on Tuesday.
Doctor Muzaffar Ghangro has been arrested on directive of the deputy commissioner on accusation of spreading the disease. Muzaffar Ghangro has rejected the allegation.
The joint investigation team (JIT) has collected the record about the patients; however, the suspect would be interrogated today. 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.
Sources said that the affected people include 25 children. They said that the doctor, who himself was an AIDS patient, had been administering injections to the people though his syringe carrying the virus.
The report said another local doctor Imran Ali Rabbani had reported the AIDS cases. It said Imran had apprised the Sindh Health Department and head of AIDS centre about it. He also told media about the spread of the disease.
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.
The test reports revealed that Muzaffar Ghangro himself an AIDS patient. On the orders of the deputy commissioner, a case was registered against the doctor on the charge of concealing his disease and transmitting the virus to the people.
On the other hand, 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.
Meanwhile, the arrested accused was presented in a local court. He has been remanded in police custody for three days.