Chandigarh: In a move to control HIV in Haryana, a comprehensive work-plan has been prepared. Targeting truck drivers and labourers from outside the state, 3 OPD substitute therapy centres will be started in the state to check the influx of dreaded AIDS menace under Harm Reduction plan intitiated by the state government.

Gazetted Officer Navraj Sandhu said this during the 12th executive council meeting of Haryana Transfusion council. On this occasion he also reviewed the programmes going on in the state under National AIDS control programme (NACO).

Sandhu further said that proposed AIDS interference programme is aimed at controlling AIDS menace among the most indispensable section of the society.

Two programmes will be initiated for truck drivers, while three such programmes are meant for migrant labouresrs.

OPD substitute therapy is a unique initiative in this direction. Pills will be offered to drug addicts as part of the drive against HIV/ AIDS.

Remarkably, such centres are already operational in cities of Ambala, Panchkula and Sonipat in the state.

Apart from this, a centre will be started at Fool Singh Womens' Hospital, Khanpur, Kalan to treat people suffering from sexually transmitted diseases.

Apart from this, 10 unified consultation centres and test centres, equipped with modern faclilities, will be established in the state. Six anti-viral treatment centers will come up in the cities of Fatehabad, Gurgaon, Yamunanagar, Kurukshetra and Panipat.




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