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HIV baby: Lambo again postpones release of probe report

Posted by By Senan John Murray, Abuja on 2006/08/02 | Views: 361 |

HIV baby: Lambo again postpones release of probe report


The Minister of Health, Prof. Eyitayo Lambo, on Tuesday failed to release the report of the investigation into how an infant.....

The Minister of Health, Prof. Eyitayo Lambo, on Tuesday failed to release the report of the investigation into how an infant, Oyinkansola Eniola, was transfused with HIV-infected blood at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital.

Lambo told newsmen in his office that the report would be released on Wednesday (today).

This would be the third time the minister would renege on his promise to make public the outcome of the investigation into the case.

Although Lambo‘s office had on Sunday invited journalists to the presentation of the report on Monday, the event was cancelled at the last minute on Tuesday.

The minister simply told journalists, that ”You know this morning we did not have electricity here, so we couldn‘t prepare the report. But I can assure the gentlemen of the press that the report will be ready tomorrow and we will have copies for all of you. That was why we needed the light.”

Baby Eniola received the deadly blood under questionable circumstances in November 2005.

Although Baby Eniola‘s parents had tested negative to HIV, their infant daughter had tested positive, prompting suspicion that she was either transfused with infected blood or that she had contracted the virus through her mother during childbirth.

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Fay(Katy, Texas, US)says...

Actually translates to bravehearted.