Guwahati: The in-charge of blood bank and two laboratory technicians of Mangaldai Civil Hospital, where four persons were transfused HIV-infected blood, were suspended on Sunday.
     
"Darrang Deputy Commissioner today suspended Jiten Saharia, in charge of the blood bank at Mangaldai Civil Hospital and two laboratory technicians Ranjit Chandra Deka and Padmadhar Baruah for negligence of duty," said an official release in Guwahati.
     
The action was taken as per direction of the government and a report of the high level enquiry committee that was formed after four persons were tested positive for HIV following blood transfusion at Mangaldai Civil Hospital.

On Saturday, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi had directed that a criminal case be registered over the incident.
     
A high level medical team from the Gauhati Medical College Hospital along with Drugs Control and AIDS Control officials also visited the hospital to investigate the incident, which has been vehemently protested by the public.
     
Angry locals blocked National Highway 52 preventing movement of vehicles from both sides of the road for several hours.

(Agencies)

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