Around 30 thalassaemic patients have been administered Hepatitis C-infected blood in various cities of Punjab, a hospital said on Saturday. The thalassaemia patients, who require regular transfusion of blood, are currently admitted at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital in Ludhiana.
“There are around 30 thalassaemic patients who were given infected blood at various blood banks across the state. They have tested positive for Hepatitis C during the screening examination conducted at DMCH recently,” Praveen Sobti, in-charge of the thalassaemia wing of the hospital, said. The patients were administered infected blood in various parts of the state, including Jalandhar, Ludhiana and Amritsar.