Thursday, 02 December 2021 | PNS | Dehradun
The chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has said that apart from creating awareness on AIDS there is a need to strengthen people so that they can prevent themselves from the effects of the HIV. He was addressing a programme organised by the state health department on the occasion of the World AIDS day here on Wednesday.
The CM said that the day reminds us that everyone should remain united to fight dreaded diseases such as AIDS. He said that counselling is a very important part in the treatment of the disease and efforts should be made to provide pointed, complete and relevant information about the disease.
Dhami said that humanity is facing a dreaded disease which is Covid-19 in the present times and called upon the people to follow the Covid appropriate behaviour. He said that despite its tough geographical terrain Uttarakhand was able to complete the task of vaccinating its entire adult population with the first dose two month ahead of the target. He said that the state government is doing every possible effort to control Covid and improve the health infrastructure in the state. Dhami said that 207 types of pathology tests are being done free of cost in the government hospitals of the state.
The health minister Dhan Singh Rawat said that there are 4800 people infected with HIV in the state and they are being given free treatment and consultancy in seven Anti Retroviral (ART) centres. He said that the awareness and public participation should be increased to achieve the target of ‘Zero new infection, Zero discrimination and Zero stigma’ on HIV till the year 2030.
The BJP MLA Khajan Das, BJP leader Vinay Goyal, secretary heath Pankaj Kumar Pandey and others were present on the occasion.