13 year old Rihan Hakami, from Saudi Arabia was infected with AIDS after a blood transfusion she received at a government hospital in the Jizan region of Saudi Arabia.
She was being treated for anemia when she received the contaminated blood at the Jizan hospital. This has triggered widespread fury among the public, calling for immediate action against the organization.
According to local media reports, the hospital admitted that its technician had made an error by transferring blood to the girl from an AIDS infected patient. The girl was immediately sent to King Fahd specialized hospital in Riyadh for treatment.
A team has been sent to the Jizan hospital by the Ministry of Health to investigate the case in detail. The Ministry has announced that responsible personnel will be severely punished.