Indian officials are investigating claims that a fake doctor in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh has infected at least 33 people with HIV with a used syringe.
The unqualified practitioner allegedly used one syringe, which he recycled to treat colds and the flu. Federal health officials are set to visit Unnao district, where the incident occurred, to investigate the matter. The suspect reportedly charged 10 rupees for each jab. It is not clear how many of the confirmed cases were contracted from the alleged used syringe.
Health officials told Reuters that the 33 people confirmed with HIV were among 566 people who were tested at a screening camp organised by the government.