Citing shortage of machines and equipments for HIV patients, the victim has been battling for life at ward number 9 of the hospital. He has been suffering from the disease for the past two years and was regularly visiting the hospital for routine check-ups and medicines since then.
Gurwinder Singh, his brother-in-law said the patient was brought to the hospital around four days ago in serious condition following which the doctors prescribed him immediate dialysis to transfuse infected blood.
"When doctors came to know about the victim being infected with HIV, they instantly refused to carry out any dialysis and asked them to either move to private hospitals or Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and research in Chandigarh," Singh said.
However, this was not for the first time that such an incident has happened in the hospital as doctors of orthopaedics department refused treatment to HIV positive patient a few months ago.
"Apart from the serious condition of the patient, we don't have enough money to pay expenses of private hospitals." he added.
Admitting shortage of machines, medical superintendent Dr VK Sharda said the hospital was equipped with two machines only.
"It took 15-20 days to properly sterilise the machine," he said.
He added that "we were looking for other alternatives to ensure dialysis of the patient".