Police suspect that a fake doctor has infected hundreds of villagers with HIV by using a single syringe to administer injections while treating them for the common cold.
Sushil Choudhury said here on Monday that the quack used to inject injections with one needle, leading to spread of this deadly disease.
Meanwhile, area councillor Sunil Bangarmau said if proper tests are done, at least 500 cases of HIV would come up.
With India's health care system facing a massive shortage of doctors and hospitals, millions of poor people seek fake doctors for cheap treatment.
India had a total of 2.1 million people living with HIV at the end of 2016, with new infections that year totaling 80,000. Of those, 9,100 were children under the age of 15. India has enrolled a 20 percent yearly decrease in new contaminations in the course of recent years, as indicated by the report.
Yadav cycled between villages in the region and offered to treat sick people.
The quack is said to be on the run.
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"Villagers are ignorant about hygiene", he explained. Those who have so far tested positive are being treated at a government college in Kanpur Uttar Pradesh. "This was an essential lead".
The villagers of Unnao, in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh, are reportedly having sleepless nights after a compulsory screening drive launched by the local administration have found majority infected with HIV.
Mehtab Alam, an undertaking administrator for Raza Hussain Memorial Charitable Trust, said that fake doctors don't utilize expendable syringes, rather utilizing glass syringes and one needle to infuse several patients.
'We ask HIV patients various things to know the source of infection, Choudhary said.
"Villagers are unmindful about cleanliness", he said.
The transmission of HIV through infected syringes, especially among drug users, has been on the increase, despite efforts by the Indian government to control such cases. Over time, an HIV infection can develop into Aids, a progressive failure of the immune system that leaves the body open to life-threatening infections and cancers.