AIDS Stats From Hilly State Of Uttaranchal

by Medindia Content Team on  October 23, 2005 at 3:01 PM General Health News
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AIDS Stats From Hilly State Of  Uttaranchal
Health Minister of Uttaranchal Tilakraj Behad has revealed for the first time the AID statistics from the newly formed state. There were 48 AIDS patients and 343 HIV positive cases in the state.

Uttaranchal is a state whose economy thrives on tourism as it is in the lower Himalayan area with famous Hindu shrines such as Badrinath, Kedarnath and Rishikesh. The health Minister said:'AIDS is spreading in the state mostly by infected drivers who are coming from other states.'

There are now 16 voluntary consultation centres and many NGOs working in the state thanks to the grant of 3.26 Crores for managing and creating awareness about the disease.

Mr.Behad revealed that out of thirteen districts in the state at least ten are vulnerable to AIDS. He added that out of 48 AIDS patients 28 belonged to Uttaranchal, 17 to Uttar Pradesh, 2 to Himachal Pradesh, and one to Punjab.


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i am a medical social worker and a few months back was working on a project for which i needed data of hiv/aids patients our honb health minister iz givng data of patient from district of our state but when i approached to the directorate of family welfare dehradun tha authority of hiv/aids department Dr Mamgai refused 2 give me any data and told me thaat its a supreme court ruling dat he cnt disclose any data of state now my question is did our health minister don't break the supreme court ruling??? Dr like Mamgi is the hurdles in way of state development case they don't want any thing to be disclose which effect their status

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