Pakistan seeks WHO help in Ratodero HIV crisis

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has sought cooperation of the World Well being Group (WHO) within the ongoing HIV disaster in Ratodero, Sindh, ARY Information reported on Saturday.

In accordance with sources, Particular Assistant to Prime Minister for Nationwide Well being Dr Zafar Mirza has written a letter to the WHO and requested for instantly sending a group of specialists to Pakistan.

Prime Minister’s aide has requested the WHO to ship the specialists’ group to go to the areas affected by the HIV epidemic.

Pakistan has additionally requested the world well being physique to supply diagnostic kits for HIV Aids.

The prime minister’s aide in his letter requested the WHO to instantly present 50,000 HIV diagnostic kits for the disaster areas including that the HIV instances have reached to epidemic degree in Larkana district.

“Round 500 contaminated sufferers are kids between two years to 15 years age,” the letter to WHO stated.

The federal authorities has been involved with the federal government of Sindh over the HIV disaster, the letter additional stated.

Not too long ago Dr Zafar Mirza visited Sukkur and Larkana districts to evaluate the scenario within the disaster areas of the area.

Dr. Mirza additionally held a gathering with Sindh’s Minister of Well being Dr. Azra Pechuho throughout his go to and mentioned the scenario associated to the HIV outbreak and authorities’s measures to handle it.

The federal authorities will lengthen its full cooperation to Sindh for remedy and rehabilitation of the contaminated sufferers, Dr. Mirza stated.

Federal well being authorities will guarantee provision of diagnostic equipment and provide of medicines within the affected area, Zafar Mirza stated.

The federal government can even lengthen cooperation to Sindh for institution of three Aids remedy centres, he stated. The centres will likely be arrange at Nawabshah, Mirpur Khas and Hyderabad, prime minister’s particular assistant stated.

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