DMK lashed AIADMK over HIV blood transfusion issue

Vastavam web: Opposition DMK Wednesday lashed out at the ruling AIADMK over the transfusion of HIV infected blood to a pregnant woman, saying it showed how the state-run hospitals function under this “corrupt government”. Party president M K Stalin in a tweet said “blood boils” over the incident and demanded a review of all stocks in blood banks. “Can there be a better example of the way government hospitals function under this corrupt government,” he said in the tweet in Tamil.

The CPI (M) state unit demanded appropriate medical treatment for the victim and a compensation of Rs one crore to her. Party’s state unit secretary K Balakrishnan also sought legal action against the guilty persons. A 24-year-old pregnant woman in Virudhunagar district contracted HIV allegedly after being transfused contaminated blood supplied by a blood bank attached to a government hospital earlier this month.