Probe team investigating Regional Cancer Centre issue collects blood samples from four donors

The investigating team, probing the Regional Cancer Centre(RCC) issue in which a nine-year-old girl got infected with HIV while she was under treatment, has collected the bloo

Published: 17th September 2017 12:47 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th September 2017 12:47 PM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The investigating team, probing the Regional Cancer Centre(RCC) issue in which a nine-year-old girl got infected with HIV while she was under treatment, has collected the blood samples of four persons who are suspected to be the donors when the girl had undergone a blood transfusion.  According to A Pramod Kumar, Assistant Commissioner of police, who is leading the investigation, the four blood donors had been summoned to the hospital to verify their blood groups. However, he has not revealed whether any of them were infected with HIV. 


“As the girl underwent transfusion about 49 times, the blood groups of more donors are to be verified. So far, the blood samples have been collected and we will send the samples to a lab soon. The samples of more donors will be verified in the coming days”, said Pramod Kumar.The police have started collecting the details of the donors from the time the girl was admitted to RCC for the treatment of blood cancer in March this year. 


The probe team is also verifying the medical documents related to the girl’s treatment and they are weighing all possibilities to find the suspected donor. The police will also investigate the treatment details since her admission to Vandanam medical college in Alappuzha district. The police team is also planning to send the medical records of the girl to a lab at Hyderabad after collecting all the blood samples.

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