NHRC takes suo-motu cognizance of media reports on
boy getting HIV infected blood at a Delhi Hospital

New Delhi, January 15, 2009

The Commission took suo-motu cognizance of distressing media reports on 9/1/2009 alleging that HIV infected blood was transfused to a 13 years old boy Raju S/o Kumar Tilakram at Guru Tegh Bahadur (GTB) Hospital, Delhi where he was being treated for lung cancer. He had received the treatment at that hospital for eight months and he has now being found HIV+ and Hepatitis B +

The Commission considers it as serious issue of violation of human rights of the victim Raju.

The Commission has issued notice to Secretary, Health, Government of NCT of Delhi on 12/1/2009 for sending a factual report in the matter to the Commission within two weeks from the date of the receipt.