Kyrgyzstan Sacks Doctors for Infecting 11 With HIV
July 30, 2007
Today, Kyrgyzstan's health ministry announced it has fired four doctors it says infected 11 patients, nine of whom are children, with HIV. "Eleven people have been infected, including nine minors and a medical worker. The infections ... occurred during injections and blood transfusions," the ministry said in a statement. The infections were first reported Friday. President Kurmanbek Bakiyev has since ordered the state prosecutor to open an inquiry into the matter. Those fired include the top doctor of the Nookatsk hospital in southern Kyrgyzstan, the heads of the regional pediatric hospital, the chief physician for the regional diseases center, and the head of the blood transfusion center. Two other doctors were reprimanded.
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