Meghalaya Government institute inquiry into allegation of denial treatment to HIV patients

Shillong, July 16, 2019 (MMP) Meghalaya Government has instituted an inquiry into the allegations by activists that HIV patients have been denied treatment in the Government-run hospitals. Meghalaya Health and Family Welfare Minister, A.L. Hek has directed the Joint Director to institute an inquiry into the allegations. As per the allegations leveled by the Meghalaya State Network for Positive People, two women with HIV were recently denied operations at the Shillong Civil Hospital and NEIGRIHMS. While asserting that nobody should be denied health care facility by any Government hospital no matter what diseases they may be carrying, Hek said the department would also inquire if there are such cases of discrimination in the private hospitals as well. MMP

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