AIDS awareness workshop organised in Moga

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Moga, Mar 14 (UNI) With a view to sensitise the district officers and representatives of various NGOs about HIV/AIDS, the District Health Society organised a workshop here today.

Deputy commissioner Satwant Singh Johal, while inaugurating the workshop exhorted the officers of the district to sensitise themselves about the causes and control measures of HIV/AIDS so that general public could be made aware about its fall out.

The DC also released the district action plan to achieve medical targets by the year 2011.

Speaking on the occasion, District AIDS and TB Control Society officer Dr A S Gill said that district centres for detecting HIV/AIDS were set up in each district of the state.

He highlighted the activities of the district health society for providing free medical assistance to the HIV/AIDS victims and said that during last year 125 cases of HIV/AIDS were detected in Moga district.

Dr Amarjit Singh of Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot in his key note address on HIV/AIDS said that about 3.86 million people have so far been affected in the country, out of which 50 per cent are in the age grop of 10 to 25 years.

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