World AIDS Day: First AIDS patient found in India in 1986 – Health Minister Banna Gupta

Ranchi: An awareness program regarding World AIDS Day was organized in the auditorium of Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee University.

On the occasion, Health Minister Banna Gupta and other guests inaugurated the program by lighting the lamp.

Meanwhile, DSPMU students performed a dance on Ganesh Vandana.

Whereas a play and song on AIDS was staged by the street theater troupe.

World AIDS Day was celebrated for the first time in 1988 by the World Health Organization.

The purpose of celebrating this day is to make people aware about AIDS.

The first AIDS patient was found in India in 1986.

Every day 900 children are being found HIV positive all over the world.

Health Minister Banna Gupta said that there are 15326 AIDS patients in the state.

But people need to be aware and careful, only then its eradication is possible.

Jharkhand institutional deliveries have increased.

Whereas maternal mortality rate and infant mortality rate have decreased in Jharkhand compared to the national average.

On Chinese pneumonia, Health Minister Banna Gupta said that our state has accepted Corona as a challenge and overcome it. In the same way we all will deal with this too.

Additional Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Singh said that the immunity of an AIDS positive patient reduces.

The HIV virus attacks the white blood cells (WBC). This year the theme of AIDS Day is Let Community Lead, hence the people of the society need to be aware and conscious about this disease.

The state government has made arrangements for pension, ration and treatment for AIDS victims with the facilities of Ayushman Bharat.

Whereas the government plans to cover it under Abua Housing Scheme.

DSPMU Vice Chancellor Tapan Kumar Shandilya said that today let us take a pledge that we will eliminate AIDS not only from India but from the entire world.

A large population of the country has been affected by HIV.

25 lakh people between the ages of 15 to 49 years are HIV positive.

But we are all moving towards its eradication.

Health Minister Banna Gupta, Additional Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Singh, Project Director of JESSEX Jai Kishore Prasad, Director General of Health Services Birendra Prasad Singh, DSPMU Vice Chancellor Tapan Kumar Shandilya, DSW Abbas, Amarjeet of transgender community and others were present.

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