O'Higgins' family will report medical negligence from the Rancagua Regional Hospital, her daughter will be detected HIV reactive after tonsillectomy (explication of almonds) carried out in the same health center, where the material would be poorly sterilized.
Parents must now wait for the final report of the Institute of Public Health (ISP) to report whether or not a child under the age of 11 reports 24 hours.
They were happy because the girl could eventually perform this operation after the health center's waiting room had been started. However, three days after surgery the results were worse than unsatisfactory: in the blood test, a child showed reactive HIV.
"What is reactive?" My daughter is possibly infected with HIV, "the patient's mother said in tears to the newspaper.
According to Cecilia Pitrowski, deputy director of Rancagua Hospital, this would be the cause defective sterilization of used material in the procedure reported by the team member on the premises. This included the possibility of transmission of communicable diseases such as hepatitis and HIV.
On the same day, another 15 children were successfully operated on almonds,
From the hospital they told parents they would not be afraid because the test would be confirmed at the ISP in Santiago and that "most of these tests were later negative."
The hospital on her part considered the case to be something global and clear there are no confirmed pathologies yet none of them touched any day. "There is no infected patient," Pitrowski said, adding that a summons for determining liability had been launched and informed the Prosecutor's Office.
Meantime, parents of a minor study submitting a complaint while waiting anxiously for ISP results, which will expire 10 days. Mother blames that the hospital has not even given them psychological support to face the situation.
In this context, Health Minister Emilio Santelices was consulted about the situation, but said he did not know about it.
Of course, he assured that in these cases he would proceed with a regular protocol and hoped to receive further information.