KOCHI: The Kerala High Court has warned of initiating appropriate action against those concerned who propagated a girl was tested HIV positive, if the scientific examination of the child proved otherwise. The court issued the order on a petition filed by the father of the nine-year-old who was reportedly tested HIV positive at the Regional Cancer Centre following transfusion. According to the petitioner, his daughter was referred to the RCC by the Alappuzha Medical College authorities for treatment of leukaemia and the transfusion was carried out using the blood provided by the blood bank at the RCC.
He said the HIV test carried out on his daughter at the time of her admission to the RCC had returned a negative result. The negligence of the hospital authorities had undermined his daughter’s right to life enshrined in the Constitution. The Government Pleader submitted the government is waiting for confirmation regarding the HIV test conducted in Chennai.
The test conducted at the National Institute for Tuberculosis and Research, Chennai, has ruled out the presence of HIV virus in the blood sample of the child. However, the status of the disease can be confirmed only after the final result is obtained from the national institute in New Delhi. The government submitted the result is being awaited. “Let the result come.
If the scientific examination concludes the child is not HIV positive, appropriate action and proceedings will have to be initiated against the persons concerned who actually propagated the girl is HIV positive,” the court said.