LARKANA (INP): Police on Tuesday arrested a doctor responsible for the spread of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) AIDS in Ratodero, an area of Larkana.
According to the Deputy Commissioner Larkana, Noman Siddique, more than 45 people among them 25 children, were transmitted AIDS by doctor, Muzaffar, who injected the patients visiting him for treatment as an act of revenge.
“Dr Muzaffar is at last stage of AIDS and a case has been registered against him by the Sindh Health Care Commission”, the DC continued.
The arrested doctor is said to be mentally ill and a medical board has been formed to examine him, the DC said.
The authorities took notice of the matter as the number of HIV-positive cases saw sharp rise in the area.
Mr Siddique said the affected persons will be treated by the government and a new centre in this regard, will start its working from tomorrow in Ratodero.
Last month, eight people including a three-month old child were diagnosed with AIDS in the Sheikhupura city of Punjab.
Sources said doctors were giving the treatment of Hepatitis to all patients so far. Following the diagnosis of AIDS, the patients were referred to Faisalabad’s hospital.
Victims include a couple with their three-month old child, while others were five male and two female.