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Blood transfusions infected 1,342 with HIV in 2018-19, says NACO
The National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), in an RTI, has said that around 1,342 people across India have contracted the HIV infection due to blood transfusion in 2018-19, giving rise to serious safety and quality concerns. Maharashtra accounted for 13% of these cases with 169 infections. It also fared among the top five states to report the transfusion-transmitted infection…. (ET Healthworld, June 11, 2019)
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