At least 40 HIV positive cases have been detected in Unnao's Bangarmau in a report over a health camp which was held in November 2017.
According to locals, people used to go to a quack for treatment who would use a single syringe on everyone.
Sunil, Bangarmau Councillor said, “40 positive cases have been found. If proper tests are done, at least 500 cases would come up. It is being told that the people here used to go to a quack for treatment of diseases. He used a single syringe on all of them.”
“We had set up health camps where these cases were found to be confirmed. We have received orders and are deciding our further course of action,” said Pramod Kumar, Medical Superintendent.
Sidharth Nath Singh, Uttar Pradesh Health Minister said, “It's being investigated. Action will be taken against culprits and those who practice without license. Since it's a transit point, HIV carriers are likely to come there. So we're mapping truck drivers who come there and offer treatment to them.”