Quetta: More than 600 people in Balochistan have been registered as HIV/Aids patients with the number of non-registered patients. Said Chief of Balochistan Aids Control Program at an event held in Quetta to mark the World Aids Day 2016.
According to Dr. Noor Qazi, the Chief of Balochistan Aids Control Program, the number of non-registered patients is more alarming.
Qazi said that the program registered 638 HIV/Aids patients belonging to various parts of the province so far, of which only 407 were getting medicines regularly, adding that Most of the patients registered by the programme belonged to the Makran and Zhob divisions of the province.
“Many of them live in Gulf and other countries and a lot of them are also suffering from drug addiction and are also incarcerated.” “Qazi revealed
Chief of the provincial Aids program expressed his concerns about the patients inside prisons.
“A large number of coal miners are also suffering from Aids but are refusing treatment.” He added.
Balochistan health department has also established two Aids control centers in Quetta and Turbat in order to provide treatment to patients suffering from the disease.
Published in The Balochistan Point on December 2, 2016