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Fake doctor in India may have infected 21 people with HIV

Fake doctor in India may have infected 21 people with HIV

The quack went absconding after an FIR was registered.

Screening camps were held at three places (in Bangarmau) on January 24, January 25 and January 27.

Subsequent investigations by the health department into the cases revealed that the persons were administered injections through a single syringe in the name of cheap treatment.

Meanwhile, area councillor Sunil Bangarmau said if proper tests are done, at least 500 cases of HIV would come up.

Government health officials are offering free HIV treatment to all the people who were infected.

Mehtab Alam, a project manager for Raza Hussain Memorial Charitable Trust, said fake doctors do not use disposable syringes, instead using glass syringes with a single need to inject hundreds of patients.

According to a health camp report from November past year at least 40 positive cases have been reported from Unnao.

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He is a quack, Choudhary said.

A shortage of doctors in India leads many patients to depend on unqualified practitioners, many of whom work out of hole-in-the-wall clinics in rural areas. Of those, 9,100 were children under the age of 15. The Indian Medical Association estimated there are 1 million fake doctors practicing in the country despite campaigns by health authorities.

ART also helps prevent transmission of HIV.

At the end of 2016, 2.1 million people in India were said to be living with HIV, according to a UNAIDS report.

"We are investigating the matter and will arrest the accused soon", Singh said.

"An investigation showed that nearly all of them had taken injections from one person".

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's health schemes seem to have been flushed down the toilet after at least 40 cases of people suffering from HIV were reported from Bangarmau in Unnao district, UP. Prasad had allegedly given permission to an NGO to use the facility and did not provide mattresses and blankets to the patients who had to spend the night in the open.