Monday, October 28, 2019

Paediatrician accused of reusing syringes after 900 children are diagnosed with HIV

At least 900 children have tested positive for HIV amid allegations a paediatrician repeatedly reused old syringes in Pakistan.

Muzaffar Ghanghro has been charged with negligence, manslaughter and causing unintentional harm following the outbreak in the small city of Ratodero in April.

The paediatrician, believed to have been charging 16p per visit for the area's poorest parents,  works as a GP at a government hospital.

So far 1,100 people are positive for the virus but health officials fear the number of those infected could be far higher as less than a quarter of the city's 200,000 population has been tested.