Tuesday, January 18, 2022
News

Social inequality, AIDS, pandemics are interrelated: Union Health Secretary

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

New Delhi | December 2, 2021 1:49:26 AM IST
Social inequality, AIDS and pandemics are interrelated, said Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan here on Wednesday.

While speaking on World AIDS Day on the theme "End Inequalities, End AIDS, End Pandemics", Bhushan said, "Because there is inequality in the society, there is spread of diseases and because there is a disease, inequalities exist in the society. They are interrelated. If we reduce the inequalities in the society, access to healthcare, means to social and economic livelihood increases and thereby severity of disease decreases."

"If there is the easy availability of medicines, testing and counselling then we can control the spread of disease," he said.

"We should not forget that we have covered a very long journey. The National AIDS Control programme started in the country in 1992, at that time the efforts were in their infancy. Today, the programme's structure has taken deep roots," said the senior bureaucrat.

"Today we have over 34,000 testing centres, over 1,900 antiretroviral treatment centres & over 1,400 targeted interventions going on in the country. They have an impact on more than 4 million high-risk groups & target populations," said the Union health secretary.

Bhushan added, "We should not only fight HIV/AIDS but also end the epidemic by 2030." (ANI)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS ()
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
BSF hands over two Bangladeshi nationals...
Andhra villager slaughters man during an...
'Infected with poison of fraud': SC junk...
Militants hurl grenade at Srinagar polic...
Delhi: Multi-layer security cover with f...
NHRC issues detailed advisory to Centre,...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Russia's Sputnik V effectiveness ag... 
Young India looking for Tax Rebates... 
Legendary cartoonist Narayan Debnat... 
Australian Open: Medvedev eases thr... 
Marriage is the most evil custom: R... 
Indus International School students... 
Philippines logs 28,471 new COVID-1... 
Remembering faces and names can be ...