HIV-infected woman commits suicide on being told of infection

"We are inquiring into the incident. We can't make detailed statement at this juncture but we are probing it," Health Minister Vishwajit Rane told reporters on Wednesday.

The 38-year-old woman jumped to death from the first floor of the building of Goa Medical College here yesterday when she was allegedly told about her HIV positive status.

GMC Dean Dr V N Jindal said National Aids Control Organisation (NACO) has written a letter to the Home Ministry seeking details of the case.

The woman was admitted to GMC on July 9 and was undergoing treatment for an enlarged liver and spleen.

Hospital sources said she was initially brought to GMC for tests as she was not keeping well despite continuous medication.

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