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24 May 2019 14:46
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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    Corrections has been hauled over the coals for repeatedly failing to give an HIV positive prisoner his medication

    Corrections has been hauled over the coals for repeatedly failing to give an HIV positive prisoner his medication


    It's been found in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers' Rights.

    The man in his fifties needed daily medication for coronary vascular disease, and twice-daily pills for HIV.

    Corrections failed to administer the drugs - on a number of occasions.

    Missed doses of HIV medication can have significant long- term implications.

    Corrections says it's made changes - and has apologised to the man.

    © 2019 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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