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Delhi to Offer Financial Aid To Poor Infected With HIV/AIDS

by VR Sreeraman on  July 1, 2012 at 4:00 PM Indian Health News   - G J E 4
Delhi became the first state in the country to offer financial assistance to poor people infected with HIV/AIDS.
 Delhi to Offer Financial Aid To Poor Infected With HIV/AIDS
Delhi to Offer Financial Aid To Poor Infected With HIV/AIDS
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People with HIV/AIDS on anti-retroviral treatment will get Rs.1,000 every month while orphans, destitute or abandoned children infected with HIV/AIDS will be given Rs.2,050.

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Chief minister Sheila Dikshit distributed cheques to 27 people at the inaugural ceremony of the scheme at the Maulana Azad Medical College. A total of 17 people were children and 10 were women.

Dikshit said that almost half of the people living with HIV/AIDS in Delhi were from poor socio-economic background and expressed hope that the scheme will benefit these people.

Health Minister A.K. Walia said that the capital had 11,064 people undergoing anti-retroviral treatment (ART) at nine centers across the city.

Source: IANS
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