China's HIV/AIDS patients to get care (Health)
The country's top health authority vowed on Wednesday to introduce policies and measures to curb discrimination against people with HIV/AIDS at medical institutions to safeguard patients' right to treatment.
People with HIV/AIDS are usually denied medical procedures at general hospitals. This is especially true for surgeries that expose doctors to blood, said Hao Yang, deputy director of the disease prevention and control bureau under the Ministry of Health.
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"I occasionally receive calls for help from patients who were denied surgeries because of discrimination by medics," he said at the Second China Red Ribbon Beijing Forum.
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