A doctor has been taken into the custody by the Ratodero police in Larkana on Tuesday for allegedly spreading the Human Immunodeficiency Viruses (HIV) among his patients.
The detained person was identified as Dr Muzaffar Ghanghar, who himself is an HIV patient. As per the details, he was employed at a public hospital in the Ratodero district of Larkana.
According to the police, Dr Mazaffar is accused of spreading and infecting as many as 42 people, including children, with HIV which causes the deadly Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
Police produced the accused doctor before a local court and sought a three-day physical remand which was granted by the judge of the court.
During the month of April, the provincial health authorities of Sindh were alarmed when a number of HIV-positive cases rose to 39, including more than a dozen children. According to a report by World Health Organization (WHO), as many as 20,000 new HIV infections are reported across the country annually, which is the highest rate of increase among all the other countries in the region.