03 Mar '11, 2am

A M'sia hospital will pay $62k after wrongly diagnosing a man as having HIV, ruining his reputation for the past 10 years

GEORGE TOWN - FOR nearly 10 years, a former salesman was in hiding and severed contact with his family as he fought a court battle with a hospital which misdiagnosed him as HIV positive in 2001. The first thing A. Nageswara did, after Judicial Commissioner Vazeer Alam Mydin Meera ordered Adventist Hospital and Clinic Services (M) Bhd to pay him RM100,000 (S$41,847) for medical negligence and RM50,000 for defamation, was to call his wife. 'I finally contacted my wife and our daughter, who is now 25 years old. 'My daughter was happy to hear from me but my wife was initially cautious, wondering why I was calling her after staying away for so long. 'I told her that I was finally at ease as my court case was nearing its end, and that various blood tests had proven that I was not HIV positive,' he said, adding that he had yet to speak to his four sons aged between 17 and 22. The...

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