Monday, February 9, 2009

New Strategy to tackle HIV/AIDS in Odisha

Koraput district in Odisha is all set to become the Fourth Health Institution in the State to offer Anti Retorviral Therapy (ARTS) services to the HIV infected persons. In Odisha there have 11,436 HIV infected people have been identified by the end of November 2008.

State have also plan to open four more ART Centres at Angul, Balesore, Balanhir & Bhubaneswar. Presently, ART centres are functional at SCB Medical College & Hospital Cuttack, MKCGMCH at Berhampur & the recently VSSMCH at Burla.

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