HIV infection: Victims to get Rs 5 lakh

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday announced compensation of Rs 5 lakh to four people

Written by Express News Service | Guwahati | Published:June 18, 2013 3:42 am

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday announced compensation of Rs 5 lakh to four people,who contracted HIV after blood transfusion in a government civil hospital at Mangaldoi,Darrang. Gogoi said that the state government will bear the medical expenses for their treatment. While three persons,including Dr Jiten Sahariya — in charge of the blood bank attached to the hospital — have been suspended,Gogoi has asked the state advocate general to explore legal options for initiating action against the guilty.

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