Thursday, August 03, 2006

Nigeria has fired three senior hospital officials in Lagos, after a baby was infected with HIV from a contaminated blood transfusion

BBC News:

Health minister Eyitayo Lambo said the chief medical director at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) was among those dismissed.

The minister said the government had found "managerial lapses" in the hospital's handling of the case.

He said the government would pay for the baby's medical treatment.

The was infected with HIV earlier this year "in the course of an exchange blood transfusion at LUTH," the minister said.

LUTH is known as Nigeria's best medical facility.

About 3.5m of Nigeria's 130m people live with Aids, and 4.4% of the population is thought to be infected with HIV.

Nigeria: Aids Rate Concern Despite Slight Drop

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