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NHRC seeks report from Health Department

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Sukhmeet Bhasin

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, December 7

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice and sought action taken report (ATR) from the Health Department in the case of transfusion of HIV-positive blood to a seven-year-old thalassaemia patient at the Bathinda Civil Hospital.

The commission has sent a notice to the Principal Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare, asking him to send the action taken report with regard to the incident within four weeks.

The move comes on the complaint filed by Kulwant Singh Nagra of Jalandhar to the NHRC chairperson on October 10.

In a serious lapse, the seven-year-old thalassemia patient was given blood of an HIV-positive person at the Bhai Mani Singh Civil Hospital here. The blood bank at the hospital issued the units after taking it from a donor without carrying out mandatory checks.

A probe committee was constituted which indicted three officials of the blood bank for negligence.

The police had registered a case against Medical Lab Technician Baldev Singh Romana and he was arrested as well.

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