Infected with HIV by MS Ramaiah hospital, woman files FIR after 3 years of struggle
- FIR has been filed against 14 doctors from MS Ramaiah Hospital in Bengaluru
- Woman had alleged that she was infused with HIV infected blood in the hospital
- The police had refused to file case for 2 years 10 months
An FIR has been filed against the 14 doctors and authorities of the MS Ramaiah Hospital in Bengaluru including administrator Dr Naredranath, after a woman filed a case against them stating that she has been infected by HIV.
The 41-year-old woman was admitted to the MS Ramaiah Hospital in Bengaluru on February 12 as she complained of a uterus related problem. As she was anaemic, the doctor advised her to get the blood transfused.
The woman was sent home who returned for a follow up on February 24. She had a shock of her life as she was diagnosed HIV positive.
The woman had complained that the hospital is responsible for her becoming HIV positive as she developed the condition after the blood was transfused in the MS Ramaiah Hospital.
The woman immediately went to the Sadashivanagar police station, but the police refused to file a case against the hospital. Even after many tries her case was not taken for two years. In July this year, she approached the state government but still no action was ensured nor a case was booked against the hospital.
Now, the woman, backed by her family has filed a case with a private court. The court had directed the 7th ACMM Court to take up the case. It directed the police to file an FIR and to start investigation.
Accordingly, cases have been filed under IPC Sections 120B, 320, 324, 336 and 338. Sadashivnagar police are investigating. The blood samples in the hospital have been sent to the forensic laboratory for further investigation.
Pan India, more than incidents of people being transfused with HIV infected blood have been found in the last 25 months.
Among the states in India, Uttar Pradesh accounted for a majority of such cases followed by Gujarat, Maharashtra and New Delhi.