Lahore- It has been revealed that as many as 15 children suffering from thalassemia have been found positive for HIV, local media reported on Wednesday.

According to the reports, the positive outcome of the test for HIV in the children was result of unscreened blood transfusion to the children.

Out of 15 children seven belonged to Lahore and rest of them Islamabad residents.

It is pertinent to mention that a Thalassmia patient needs blood transfusion at regular interval of time. Thalassemia foundation of Pakistan has decided to screenof all patients suffering from the disease after the positive test of HIV in these children.