Woman dies after private clinic “wrongly” diagnoses her with HIV in Shimla

The Hush Post|18:00 pm|1-min-read

In a shocking incident, a woman from Himachal Pradesh died as she suffered severe mental distress after a private clinic “wrongly” diagnosed her with HIV. Jai Ram Thakur, the Chief Minister has ordered investigations into the matter. He asked the Directors of the Health Services to submit a report within a fortnight.

On Wednesday, the issue was raised in the assembly by Rohru Congress MLA Mohan Lal Bragta. He demanded that strict action should be taken against the private clinic situated in the Rohru subdivision in Shimla district. He also asked for adequate compensation for the 22-year-old woman’s family.

Bragta said the woman had gone to the private clinic for a checkup due to an ailment. Her tests were conducted there.  The reports of the test were submitted to her without informing her about its contents.

Later, She went to Kamla Nehru Hospital (KNH) in Shimla for treatment where her husband was told about the report prepared by the private clinic. She was then asked to undergo fresh tests.

When the woman came to know that she has been diagnosed ‘HIV positive’ by the private clinic, she went into a coma.

Then, she was shifted to Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital (IGMC) where she died on Tuesday. The report of the fresh test conducted at the government hospital stated that she was not HIV positive.



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