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AIDS Scare - The Goof-Up

The Goof–Up
HIV tests on 74,764 people were conducted between February ‘07 and May ‘07 at BMC–run hospitals and health centres under the aegis of MDACS.

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HIV detection kits from batch number 9180, manufactured by Span Diagnostics, were used during this period. These kits were later found to be unreliable. The Delhi High Court subsequently asked the National AIDS Control Society to conduct fresh tests.

“There was a writ petition in the HC in 2007 after several people questioned the results and it was revealed that the kits used for testing could be faulty. The court then passed the order last year. Our own reference library that looks after quality control also detected that the kits were defective. We found that there were disparities between two results for the same person,” said Kudalkar.

The BMC used 1,660 HIV detection kits during the said period. “In July 2007, NACO asked us to stop using kits manufactured by M/s Span Diagnostics. Now we have been asked to purchase kits from four registered companies. We have also been asked to conduct fresh tests and submit a report to the court. As the matter is subjudice, I cannot comment further,” Kudalkar added.

The Mumbai Districts AIDS Control Society (MDACS) has issued a notice stating that the results emerging from HIV/AIDs blood tests conducted in 2007 in 64 BMC–run hospitals could be faulty. It has therefore advised that those who have had their tests conducted in the following hospitals between the given dates should go in for a retest.

Sr. No Name From To
1 Aakurli Maternity Home, Kandivali (W) 30.05.2007 09.07.2007
2 B.Y.L Nair Hospital, Mumbai Central 13.03.2007 12.07.2007
3 Bailbazaar Hospital and Health Post, Kurla 14.03.2007 11.07.2007
4 Savitribai Phule Maternity Home, Bhandup (W) 21.02.2007 26.06.2007
5 Borivili Maternity Home, Borivili 23.02.2007 26.06.2007
6 Kama and Albless Hospital, CST 20.04.2007 23.07.2007
7 Charkop Maternity Home, Kandivili (W) 09.02.2007 21.06.2007
8 Cheetah Camp Maternity Home, Mankhurd 07.03.2007 12.07.2007
9 Chembur Maternity Home, Chembur Naka 02.03.2007 10.07.2007
10 Choksi Maternity Home, Malad (W) 23.02.2007 30.06.2007
11 Matoshri Menatai Thakre Municipal 14.03.2007 13.07.2007
12 Deonar Maternity Home, Govandi (W) 30.03.2007 07.07.2007
13 Dr Ambedkar Road Dispensary, Khar (W) 13.04.2007 10.07.2007
14 Dr RN Kooper Hospital, Juhu, Vile Parle (W) 20.04.2007 11.07.2007
15 ESIS Mahatma Gandhi Hospital, Worli 07.03.2007 10.07.2007
16 ESIS S Mahatma Gandhi Hospital, Andheri 21.03.2007 29.06.2007
17 ESIS S Mahatma Gandhi Hospital, Kandivili 08.06.2007 09.07.2007
18 ESIS S Mahatma Gandhi Hospital, Mulund 25.05.2007 16.07.2007
19 GT Hospital, CST 15.02.2007 18.06.2007
20 Goregaon Maternity Home, Goregaon (W) 09.02.2007 27.06.2007
21 Group of TB Hospital, Sewri 23.03.2007 10.07.2008
22 H Bhagwati Hospital, Borivali (W) 27.04.2007 11.07.2007
23 JJ Hospital, Byculla 20.02.2007 20.06.2007
24 KB Bhabha Hospital, Bandra (W) 28.02.2007 10.07.2007
25 KB Bhabha Hospital, Kurla (W) 23.06.2007 18.07.2007
26 KJ Somaiya Hospital, Chunabhatti 21.06.2007 31.07.2007
27 Kasturba Hospital, Mumbai Central 09.02.2007 16.07.2007
28 KEM Hospital, Parel 12.03.2007 14.06.2007
29 KMJ Phule Hospital, Vikhroli (E) 28.06.2007 11.07.2007
30 Korbamithanagar Dispensary, Wadala (E) 25.04.2007 10.07.2007
31 Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Hospital, Sion 03.05.2007 10.07.2007
32 Mumbai Port Trust Hospital, Wadala (E) 09.02.2007 28.06.2007
33 M T Agarwal Hospital, Mulund (W) 23.02.2007 07.07.2007
34 M W Desai Hospital, Mulund (E) 25.04.2007 25.06.2007
35 Maa Hospital, Chembur 14.02.2007 10.07.2007
36 Mahim Maternity Home, Mahim 28.03.2007 10.07.2007
37 Marol Maternity Home, Andheri (E) 14.02.2007 25.06.2007
38 MGM Hospital, Parel 21.02.2007 11.07.2007
39 Mulund Maternity Home, Mulund (E) 14.03.2007 13.07.2007
40 Municipal S.T.D Clinic, Nagpada 09.03.2007 13.07.2007
41 N J Wadia dispensary, Andheri 16.03.2007 10.07.2007
42 Naigaum Maternity Home, Naigaum 21.02.2007 10.07.2007
43 Police Hospital, Nagpada 21.02.2007 16.07.2007
44 Prabhadevi Maternity Home, Prabhadevi 28.02.2007 05.09.2007
45 Oshiwara Maternity Home, Jogeshwari (W) 20.04.2007 11.07.2007
46 Rajawadi Hospital, Ghatkopar (E) 09.05.2007 06.07.2007
47 Raoli camp Maternity Home, Sion Koliwada 23.02.2007 02.07.2007
48 Ahilyabai Holkar Maternity Home, Reay Road 02.03.2007 12.07.2007
49 S V D Sawarkar municipal Hospital, Mulund 14.03.2007 22.06.2007
50 Sarvodaya Hospital, Ghatkopar (W) 21.02.2007 13.07.2007
51 Shatabdi Hospital, Govandi 23.03.2007 10.07.2007
52 Shatabdi Hospital, Kandivali 07.06.2007 06.07.2007
53 Siddharth Hospital, Goregaon (W) 02.03.2007 25.06.2007
54 Squater’s Colony Maternity Home, Jogeshwari (E) 28.02.2007 10.07.2007
55 St George Hospital, CST 21.02.2007 22.06.2007
56 Sant Muktabai general Hospital, Ghatkopar (W) 23.02.2007 13.06.2007
57 Humsafar Trust, Santacruz (E) 09.04.2007 20.06.2007
58 Nagri Swasthya kendra, Bandra (E) 18.04.2007 06.07.2007
59 Nagri Swasthya kendra, Sion (W) 16.06.2007 14.06.2007
60 Nagri Swasthya kendra, Shivaji Nagar-Govandi 02.06.2007 13.06.2007
61 Nagri Swasthya kendra, Malvani, Malad 20.02.2007 26.07.2007
62 VN Desai Municipal Hospital, Santacruz (E) 12.02.2007 05.07.2007
63 VN Shirodkar Maternity Home , Ville Parle (E) 14.02.2007 19.07.2007
64 Dr BR Ambedkar Municipal Maternity Home, Vikhroli 23.02.2007 11.07.2007

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Source: Mumbai Mirror

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