AIDS awareness seminar held


Institute of Public Health (IPH) on Wednesday organised a public awareness seminar, poster exhibition competition and a slogan writing competition. The conference was arranged in collaboration with Punjab AIDS Control Programme in connection with World AIDS day. At the seminar, the dean of the institute said that there are 35 million AIDS patients worldwide and the disease could only be controlled by taking preventive measure, destroying used syringes and avoiding unsafe blood fusions. The chief guest at the event said that there were 2,246 AIDS patients in Punjab, out of which 1,160 were undergoing treatment at nine centers set up the Punjab Health Department, UNICEF and Global Fund.