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HIV Treatment Centre about to open in Lyari Hospital

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KARACHI-The Sindh AIDS Control Program (SACP) has decided to open HIV Treatment Centre in Sindh Government Lyari General Hospital, Karachi and formal inauguration ceremony of new centre would be held next week.

Program Manager, Sindh AIDS Control Program (SACP), Dr Muhammad Younis Chachar, said three rooms had been acquired from Lyari General Hospital administration for establishment of HIV treatment Centre in health facility. He said new centre would be made operational from next week.

He informed that two more HIV Treatment Centres at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center and Abbasi Shaheed Hospital would also be made functional very soon. He informed that two rooms has been acquired from JPMC management while a hall was obtained from ASH administration to setup HIV Treatment Centre s in these health facilities.

Dr Chachar said with approval of competent authority, seven new HIV Treatment Centres would be made operational across the Sindh province in phases.  He informed that these centres would be established in Karachi, Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas, Sukkur and Nawabshah, respectively.   He said new centres would help to cater HIV patients at local level.

He said HIV Treatment Centers were already been operating in Civil Hospital Karachi, Indus Hospital Karachi, Aga Khan Hospital and Two in Larkana District to control the prevalence of HIV disease.

September 18, 2017

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