Suspected HIV+ patient’s identity revealed in Gujarat Hospital

June 20th, 2009 - 11:00 pm ICT by ANI  

Jamnagar (Gujarat), June 20(ANI): In a shocking incident, a suspected HIV positive patient’s identity was revealed by hospital authorities in Jamnagar area of Gujarat

“I was in the hospital on Wednesday for a routine check up during my pregnancy when the staff here pasted a sticker with HIV+ written on my forehead. I don’t know why have they done thissaid the 27-year-old patient..

She had come to the state-run hospital for a routine check up for pregnancy. After she approached a local NGO there was a huge ruckus in the hospital.

The hospital authorities admitted their fault, but said it was their policy to identify special cases.

“All types of patients come here. The strip has been placed on the forehead of the patient for easy identification. It helps the nurse to identify the special case and it is a policy of the hospital to place a strip on the forehead of the patient,” said Nandini Anand, Department Head of Gynaecology, Government Hospital.

“I am willing to apologise in writing on behalf of anyone who has done this but these people are not willing to listen to anything,” Nandini Anand added. (ANI)

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