India hospital transfusions infect thousands with HIV

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  1. Plazma Inferno! Ding Ding Ding Ding Administrator

    At least 2,234 Indians have contracted HIV while receiving blood transfusions in hospitals in the past 17 months alone, say officials.
    The information was revealed by the country's National Aids Control Organisation (Naco) in response to a petition filed by information activist Chetan Kothari.
    The highest number of patients who had been infected with HIV as a result of contaminated blood in hospitals, were from the northern state of Uttar Pradesh with 361 cases, Mr Kothari's RTI (Right to Information) query revealed. The western states of Gujarat with 292 cases and Maharashtra with 276 cases rank second and third respectively. The Indian capital Delhi is at number four with 264 cases.
    India has more than two million people living with HIV/Aids.
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  3. C C Consular Corps - "the backbone of diplomacy" Valued Senior Member

    With all the ingrained cultural attitudes, traditions, and corrupt local politics providing roadblocks (plus the immense surplus of sacrificeable population), it's difficult to imagine standards across the board improving anytime soon in India. Just a significant increase in the number of public toilets which were actually being maintained regularly (as opposed to becoming derelict nightmares) would be a good indicator that quality was finally on an up-tick. As long as white and blue collar workers alike are casually taking whizzes and dumps anywhere convenient outside, it's still a sign that sanitation, health, safety, and a decrease of tragic accidents / disasters from good engineering and design aren't of effective high priority nation-wide.
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