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World AIDS Day is celebrated all over the world on 1 December every year, with the aim of spreading awareness about HIV. Awareness programs are being organized in many states of India on the occasion of this day. In this series, programs are also being held in Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand. At the same time, the Jharkhand government is considering to implement the rule of compulsory HIV test before marriage.
In Ranchi, Health Minister Banna Gupta told the media on Tuesday that many awareness programs are being organized by the Central and State Government to prevent the spread of diseases like AIDS. He said that the coming generation and their offspring will have to make people aware to protect themselves from HIV infection.
Health Minister said this
Jharkhand’s Health Minister said that the government is considering making necessary provisions for getting a boy-girl HIV test before marriage, but the most important thing to implement any law is that people themselves are aware of it.
Earlier, Health Minister Banna Gupta said in a tweet that AIDS Day is celebrated every year on 1 December. Its aim is to spread awareness about AIDS in people. This time its theme is to end the AIDS epidemic, to have resilience and impact. He appealed everyone to meet and cooperate in ending it.
AIDS situation in Jharkhand
The number of AIDS patients in Jharkhand is 25,757. Of these, 20,919 patients are undergoing treatment at ART Center. The rest of the remaining patients have gone to other states or they are not getting their treatment.
HIV test was zero during Corona’s time
According to the report of the Jharkhand AIDS Control Society, HIV tests have been zero in the coronary period. Right now most of the government hospitals are busy in dealing with the corona epidemic, as well as not a single HIV test has been done in private hospital. The number of HIV patients reported in the report has been reported since 2002. The number of 25,757 patients has been reported, this figure has also been reported before the coronary period.
Which districts have the highest number of HIV patients?
Six districts of Jharkhand have the highest number of HIV patients. These include Ranchi, Hazaribagh, Dhanbad, East Singhbhum, Giridih and Koderma districts. There are 5,286 HIV patients in Ranchi, 5,485 in Hazaribagh, 3,961 in Jamshedpur, 1,902 in Dhanbad, 1,726 in Giridih and 1,220 in Koderma so far.
Pension is given to AIDS patients
One thousand rupees per month are given to AIDS patients in the state for transportation, under the state security pension. Presently 3,500 patients are availing this scheme. There are 24 Sadar Hospitals and three Medical Colleges in the state and free HIV screening is done here.
AIDS situation in Jharkhand