Govt implementing plan of prevention from diseases: Imran

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Observer Report

Lahore—Punjab Minister for Primary and Secondary Healthcare Kh Imran Nazir has said the government is implementing a comprehensive plan of prevention from diseases.
He said complete funding for AIDS Control Programme was being done by the Provincial government since 2010, before that 80 per cent funds were being provided by the World Bank as loan. He said Punjab AIDS Control Programme (PACP) was running nine consultative and 13 diagnostic centers for diagnosis and treatment of HIV AIDS.
Moreover, there are four centers working for controlling transmission of HIV virus from the infected pregnant women to their expected babies. He said that Punjab was the only province where PC-I of HIV AIDS Control was approved up to 2019.
He expressed these views while addressing an awareness seminar regarding HIV/AIDS organized by Punjab AIDS Control Programme in connection with the World AIDS Day at a local hotel on Wednesday.
Kh Imran Nazir said special teams of the Health Department were deputed for blood samples collection of truck drivers and cleaners for screening diabetes, hepatitis B and C, HIV AIDS and blood grouping.
Kh Imran Nazir said that government has launched a comprehensive programme to prevent blood born diseases for which special attention was being paid on hospital waste management, controlling of reuse of disposable syringes and creating awareness for barbers, dentists etc. to sterilize their tools before use. Dr Adnan Zafar also addressed the seminar.