Indian police arrest 'doctor' accused of spreading HIV

Indian police arrest 'doctor' accused of spreading HIV

Unlicensed practitioner alleged to have reused syringes on poor villagers in Uttar Pradesh

Police in India have arrested an unlicensed doctor accused of infecting at least 46 people with HIV by reusing a syringe, the latest case to expose the paucity of healthcare in the country of 1.25 billion people.

Police in Uttar Pradesh tracked down Rajendra Yadav, who provided cheap door-to-door medical services to poor villagers, after a filing a criminal case against him over the spread of the infection in the northern state’s Unnao district.

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