SHOCKING | Doctor, who himself is a patient, arrested for spreading AIDS in Larkana

The number of HIV-positive cases in Ratodero district rose to 39.

In a shocking event today, a doctor has been arrested with the accusation of purposefully infecting patients with HIV AIDS in Larkana, the hometown of Bhutto family. The doctor, Dr Muzaffar Ghanghar, who himself is a patient of HIV AIDS, was employed at a public hospital in Ratodero district of Larkana.

Dr Muzaffar Ghanghar was accused of spreading the deadly virus among the locals, a case was registered against him and he was produced before the court.

Panic gripped as the number of cases of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) rose in the area, with most of the victims being children. The arrest occurred after the rise in cases concerned the authorities, and they sent a team to immediately arrive in the area and ascertain the cause of increased numbers of affected.

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Protesting against the accusations levelled against him, Dr Muzaffar Ghangar rejected them and said he himself was not aware of his condition and whatever happened was unplanned and unpredicted. Deputy Commissioner (DC) Larkana, however, claimed that the doctor, despite being aware of his condition purposefully infected the people with his own infected syringe.

“The Sindh Healthcare Commission is conspiring against me. If I had known about [HIV/AIDS] then I would have sought treatment” – he said.

In-charge of the Aids Control Programme in Sindh, Dr Sikander Memon informed that a team will arrive in Ratodero next week to determine the causes behind the transmission of HIV among the residents. As per the estimate given by Dr Memon while talking to Geo News, province of Sindh has 100,000 HIV patients. However, only 10,350 are registered with the Aids Control Programme and are being provided with treatment.

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