Panaji: Goa Health Ministry has launched
a high level inquiry into the incident of HIV infected woman
committing suicide from the state run hospital`s first floor
after she was told about the infection.
"We are inquiring into the incident. We can`t make
detailed statement at this juncture but we are probing it,"
state Health Minister Vishwajit Rane told reporters today.
State-run Goa Medical College (GMC) near here
witnessed a 38-year-old woman jumping to death from the first
floor of the building when she was allegedly revealed about
her HIV positive status.
GMC Dean Dr V N Jindal confirmed that National Aids
Control Organisation (NACO) has written a letter to home
ministry seeking details of the case. The incident happened on
The woman was admitted to GMC on July 9 and was
undergoing treatment for an enlarged liver and spleen.
Hospital sources stated that she was initially brought
to GMC for tests as she was not keeping well despite