Conducive environment needed for AIDS-free Arunachal: Khandu

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Itanagar, Dec 4 (UNI) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu said that voluntary disclosure by HIV positive persons is a must for containing the emerging threat of the disease in the society. Presiding over the first ever meeting of Arunachal Pradesh state Council on AIDS here at his office yesterday, Mr Khandu said that a conducive environment needs to be created in the state for those infected by the disease, so that they could freely disclose their disease and seek further help from the health agencies in creating better awareness among the masses, official sources said here today.

Emphasising on generating responsiveness towards HIV/AIDS among all generations, he called upon the MLAs of the state to initiate suitable measures to sensitise the locals in their areas.

Expressing concern over the increase in the infection engulfing the state capital and other districts, the chief minister stressed on the need for immediate check of the disease in the state.

Mr Khandu further made a tentative programme for Advocacy training campaign from December 17 - 19 in capital complex, where Union Minister for Labour and Employment Oscar Fernandes would be invited to attend the function.

He also called on the state Home Minister Jarbom Gamlin and Health Minister C C Singpho to depute police and medical team for stopping illegal human trafficking and regular testing for HIV or AIDS in the state capital as well as in the districts.

Besides, Health and Home Ministers Rural Works Department Minister Chowna Mein, MLAs, secretaries and head of the departments were also attended in the meeting, sources added.

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