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2803 HIV positive patients registered in Larkana

September 8, 2019

LARKANA:HIV positive cases continue to be registered at HIV/AIDS Treatment and Care Centre established in Chandka Medical College Hospital, Larkana, as the number of registered people has climbed to 2803.

In this way 235 new HIV positive cases have been registered in last two months of July and August 2019 at this centre which shows gravity of the issue being faced by the people of Sindh. In end of June, the number of registered HIV patients was 2568 which has climbed to 2803 up to 07th September.

This center is now treating adult cases only after the establishment of separate ART Centre for children.

Larkana district continue to be the most affected district and the number of it patients has reached to 1247, who are carrying HIV viral disease. It is followed by Kambar-Shahdadkot district with 415 cases, Dadu district with 276 cases, Khairpur with 231 cases and Shikarpur district which has 201 HIV positive patients.

As many as 2430 people are on ART, while the remaining have either expired, shifted to other centers or they are absconding or avoiding treatment. Out of these 2803, cases 2039 are males, 684 females, 45 children and 34 transgenders.

Out of 2430 cases, who are on ART, 2726 are males, 639 females, 32 children and 29 transgenders.

As many as 37 patients belong to Balochistan out of them 17 are residents of Jaffarabad district. 67 patients are residents of Naushehro Feroze, 94 of Sukkur, 90 of Jacobabad, 57 belong to Kashmore, 36 of Ghotki and 27 are residents of Jamshoro district.

The prevailing situation demands of the provincial government to wake up from deep slumber and become serious in dealing with rising healthcare issues, as people of Sindh have already been facing acute shortage of safe drinking water.

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