Beware!If you are suffering from hernia and a test is conducted on you at the state run RIMS hospital in Ranchi,you may be declared HIV positive.
No joke,this is what happened with a 21 year old youth,a resident of Latehar.On November 5,he came to RIMS to get diagnosed for hernia.The RIMS doctors prescribed him to get his blood tested.
Soon,his blood was taken.But the report prepared by RIMS lab described him as HIV positive.This left this man in a state of shock.”I lost my senses.Darkness enveloped my eyes.I started thinking how could I get AIDS.Though many times I thought this report was wrong,I was unable to gain normalcy”,states a front page by line report by Vinay Kumar in a local Hindi daily-Sanmarg-today.
Kumar’s report quotes the youth saying:“The lab technician and staff started looking down at me.My plea to get my blood tested again,fell on deaf ears.”
Dejected in life,this youth went to a private lab and got his blood tested there on November 6.This time the report noted that he was healthy as he was HIV negative.’This brought a shy of relief”,he said.
When his case was brought to his notice,RIMS Director SK Choudhary said that if his claim is true,it is a serious lapse.”We will conduct an inquiry”,said Choudhary.