Human rights panel seeks report on 'infected' blood transfusion

According to a media report, the three children were infected with HIV while 17 others were suffering with hepatitis C in Ummed Hospital at Rajasthan's Jodhpur district.

The relatives of the patients have also alleged that the state government has not provided facilities for a vital test to detect infection in blood even after five months, an NHRC statement said.

As per the report July 11, a number of thalassemia patients have suffered due to infected blood transfusion in the state in the past as well.

The NHRC took note of the matter on its own initiative and said the report, if true, raises serious issues of human rights violations of the patients.

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