Cutting across party lines, Bihar legislators today resolved to constitute a high-level body on the lines of parliamentarians' forum on HIV/AIDS to create awareness among the people of the state on the disease.
The resoultion to constitute the body was moved by state RJD President and national spokesman Abdul Bari Sidiqui at a seminar on HIV/AIDS, jointly organised by both the Houses of the legislature.
AdvertisementThe resolution was unanimously adopted in the presence of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Assembly speaker Uday Narayan Choudhry, Legislative Council Acting Chairman Arun Kumar, J D Salem, MP and member Core group, Parliamentarians' Forum on HIV/AIDS (PFHA), state JD (U) PFHA President and co-convenor Rajeev Ranjan Singh, UNAIDS country Director Dr Denis Brown and a host of Bihar Ministers, legislators and officials.
Addressing the seminar, Nitish Kumar said the state government had decided to purchase only auto-destructible syringes for use in government hospitals across the state as infected syringes were one of the main causes of the virus spread.
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