AIDS prevention: Centre launches 'Project Sunrise' in Imphal

New Delhi, Feb 7: Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare J.P. dda has launched Project Sunrise for prevention of AIDS in the eight North-Eastern states.

Launching the project funded by the Centre for Disease Control of the United States, dda said, “the Project will be implemented in the North East, in addition to the existing projects of the tiol AIDS Control Organization (CO).”

He said, “the AIDS prevention special programme for the North-East will be implemented in 20 districts of the eight states including four districts of Manipur- Imphal East, Bishnupur, Ukhrul and Churachandpur.”

The Centre is working towards bringing the people living with HIV/AIDS into the tiol mainstream. The new initiative will cover one lakh people living with HIV/AIDS giving them treatment and care facilities free of cost.

CO is going to directly transfer its funding to State AIDS Control Societies instead of the existing system of funding it through state governments.

Manipur Health Minister Phunjathang Tonsing, Meghalaya Health Minister A.L. Hek and Director General of CO N.S. Kang also attended the launching function. (ANI)

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