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    Default Lady Forced To Give Birth On Road Side – HIV+ Ignorance Continues

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    Andhra’s shocker , a lady gave birth to child on road side. Reason?. She is HIV+ and government hospital refused to take her in!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Now we all know that government is working hard to make sure that awareness for HIV and Aids reaches people. There are ads , there are hoardings , there are camps but still people largely views HIV+ patients as someone who has done something wrong and one needs to run away from them!!!!!!
    What can we expect from general people when staff working in hospital does something like what this lady had to go through?
    Alivelu, wife of a daily wage labourer from Kesaram village in Nalgonda, reached the Government Area Hospital in Suryapet. After the blood examination, she was found HIV-positive and the staff on duty allegedly refused her admission saying the doctors were not available.
    The 28-year-old was asked to come to the hospital the next day. Some relatives accompanying her tried to get her admitted to a private hospital but could not arrange the money. In the meantime, she developed labour pains and some local women came forward to help her.
    Health minister of andhra has promised to take action against staff of the hospital.
    ...being a human...



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