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CM for AIDS-free society

Fri 02nd Apr 2010 09:14 AM
CM for AIDS-free society
CM for AIDS-free society

 

Chief Minister K Roasaiah on Friday directed the officials to work for an AIDS-free society by creating awareness in the youth about sexual life.

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Reviewing the impact of HIV/AIDS on the economic and social development of the State with Health Minister D Nagender and AIDS Control Society Project Director R V Chandravadan at the camp office, the Chief Minister directed the officials to set up HIV/AIDS counseling and testing centres in Primary and Community Health Centres to identify high risk groups.

Rosaiah said 350 testing centres should be set up under public-private partnership model.

Stating that orders have been issued to all district collectors to accord priority in welfare schemes to the people living with HIV/AIDS, he said the Government would pay compensation for untimely deaths occurred due to disease.

He stressed the need for intensive efforts and multi-sectoral response to halt HIV/AIDS in the state.