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6-year-old Boy gets unscreened blood. What happened next to him will shock you

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Shocking: 6-year-old Boy gets unscreened blood. What happened next to him will shock you
Shocking: 6-year-old Boy gets unscreened blood. What happened next to him will shock you

6-year-old Boy gets unscreened blood. What happened next to him will shock you

A 6-year-old boy has been infected with HIV after getting an unscreened blood transfused into him by a 30-year-old man alleged to be operating an illegal clinic in Nasarawa.

Leading to this development, the Nasarawa state command of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have arrested the operator of the illegal clinic.

Mr Lawan Bashir-Kano, the state Commandant of NSCDC disclosed in Lafia on Wednesday that the suspect, who was identified as Jonathan Ibrahim, was arrested on July 17 Monday. He disclosed that Ibrahim, who hails from Iwashi village in Doma Local Government Area of the state, was arrested following a complaint about his activities from members of the public.

The Nasarawa Commandant of NSCDC said preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect, who operates an unregistered clinic, last year, transfused contaminated blood to the 6-year-old boy, thereby infecting the boy with HIV. He disclosed that the parents of the boy lately discovered that he had been infected with the virus. He added that the tests carried out on the boy following frequent illness he suffered revealed that he is HIV positive.

The commandant said Ibrahim had confessed to running an illegal clinic and transfused an unscreened blood to the patient in question at his facility last year.

The NSCDC commandant said the command, in collaboration with the state Ministry of Health, as well as the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria in the state would ensure that the suspect was prosecuted.

“If such persons are not made to face the wrath of the law, there would be increased cases of untimely death occasioned by fake medical treatment,” he added.

The commandant, therefore, urged members of the public to be vigilant and stay off quack medical practitioners. He also added that they should report any suspicious medical personnel or outfit to security agencies for action. The suspect who told newsmen he graduated from the School of Health Technology, Keffi as an environmental health officer, confessed that he had no license to operate the clinic.

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