From our correspondent
Itagar, Aug 26: Chief Minister bam Tuki on Tuesday said that the mece of AIDS can be effectively tackled with the active participation of various government departments and NGOs. “There should be dos and don’ts for the school students incorporated in the schools text book for the student so that they learn about HIV at the early age,” the chief minister while addressing the State Council on AIDS meeting here, a press release informed.
He also stressed on the roles of the parents in guiding the youth to right track. Tuki assured to provide an amount of Rs 15 lakh from the state budget for the transportation and corpus fund for the people living with HIV in the state apart from the Central Sponsored budget. Health and Family Welfare Minister Rajesh Tacho in his address said that any disease and illness does not affect the individuals in terms of the physical or medicil aspect alone. It also affects in all other spheres – the psychological, the social, the economic and the cultural realms. “The impact is more so in respect of HIV/AIDS, because of the fact that we do not have any vaccine or a definite cure for HIV/AIDS as on today. The expensive ture of the treatment of opportunistic infections to AIDS, and the stigma and discrimition attached to the disease make it even more challenging to address the issue of HIV/AIDS,” he pointed out.The minister said that the great difficulties call for greater response and added that much have been done and yet much more need to be done to contain HIV in the state.