Kyrgyz President Orders Help for Children Infected With HIV Due to Apparent Negligence
May 13, 2008
President Kurmanbek Bakiyev of Kyrgyzstan on Monday ordered one-time payments of $14,600 to each of the children who recently contracted HIV due to apparent medical negligence. In two hospitals in the southern part of the former Soviet nation, 72 children and 16 mothers have acquired HIV, health officials say. Fourteen medical personnel accused of causing the infections through negligent injection and transfusion procedures are due to stand trial this week.
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.