Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar-In line of wholesome and Rangla Punjab, Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann Government has now began screening in state to forestall unfold of HIV and Hepatitis B and C after getting encouraging outcomes from inmates of Prisons, De-addiction and Re-habilitation Centers, disclosed Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Balbir Singh, right here on Tuesday.
Flagging off Mass Awareness Vans below Jan-Jagrukta-Muhim for testing, remedy and counseling of youth liable to HIV, Hepatitis B and C based mostly on growing circumstances of HIV AIDS throughout the state notably in Bathinda, Faridkot, Ferozepur, Muktsar and Moga from Dr B R Ambedkar State Institute of Medical Sciences, Mohali, he mentioned that the screening is should to forestall the remainder of the society from being contaminated to HIV. He mentioned that the screening and consciousness programme has been launched below the aegis of Punjab State AIDS Control Society in coordination with National AIDS Control Organisation.
The 5 Vans launched in the present day would cowl 750 villages within the preliminary stage for a month, mentioned Health Minister whereas including that the Vans outfitted with LEDs would present the notice movies on prohibition of sharing of syrings/Unprotected Sexual Relationships in addition to taking part in of Nukkad Nataks. Each Van additionally has a lab technician and a counselor without cost testing of HIV/AIDS.
Making enchantment to the residents to come back ahead voluntarily to those vans and get them examined in opposition to the an infection of HIV AIDS to be secure and hold their households safe from the an infection.
He additional mentioned that Punjab has 62044 HIV Patients registered with ART (Antiretroviral Therapy) Centers in addition to 115 Integrated Counselling and Testing Centers for testing and stopping HIV.
Emphasizing the testing of HIV , Hepatitis B and C earlier than the wedding, he mentioned that this could pave the best way for put up marriage life. He mentioned that hepatitis B and C is curable whereas HIV is controllable by taking viral load secure, so one mustn’t hesitate to cover his/her illness and go for testing brazenly to save lots of the society and his/her life.
Giving the occasion of marketing campaign launched within the earlier days to display screen inmates in opposition to HIV AIDS and different Sexually Transmission Diseases, he mentioned that each one the sufferers have been placed on remedy to make them wholesome.
He mentioned that Punjab Chief Minister S. Bhagwant Singh Mann is apprehensive in regards to the training and well being of the individuals of state that’s why regardless of of non-cooperation of Centre Government, he’s strengthening the general public sector well being infrastructure in Punjab. He mentioned that quickly the variety of Aaam Aadmi Clinics in state to surpass 800.
He mentioned that Punjab would quickly be emerge as the very best state throughout the nation and the belief of Dream of Punjab chief Minister to make state as Rangla Punjab might be achieved in any respect price.
He was accompanied by Special Secretary, Health and Projector Director Punjab State AIDS Control Society, Verinder Kumar Sharma and Additional Project Director Dr. Bobby Gulati.