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Number of HIV patients increased in Dumka district in a year, know the whole matter

ART Center was launched in 2020. Earlier, infected patients had to go to Deoghar for treatment. AIDS infected patients have got a lot of relief with the opening of ART Centre. So far, about 550 patients have been registered in the centre. Of these, about 400 patients are taking medicines regularly from the centre. Patients from Dumka and Pakur are also included among the infected. The post of ART Center Counselor is vacant. Apart from this, Staff Nurse Alina Kisku, Data Manager Vibhash Kumar, Care Co-ordinator Rose Mary Kiran Murmu, Lab Technician Jai Kumar Mandal, Pharmacist Abhishek Pandey, Health Promoter Priya Kumari and Female Ward Attendant Sumoti Soren have been appointed to look after the patients coming to the centre. Are. The facility of counseling, viral load test and CD for testing of infected patients is available in the centre. Apart from this, ARV drugs are provided free of cost to the patients from the center throughout their life. ART Center remains closed on Sundays and OPD closure days.

Every health center in the district has the facility to test with a kit.

Testing facility for prevention of AIDS is available in Dumka district. Apart from ICTC testing centre, testing facility is available in all block health centres. On an average, 35 to 40 thousand people are tested for HIV every month. Which mainly includes pregnant women, patients suffering from serious diseases and patients undergoing operation.

Rishabh

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