2 Dec 2021

Mass Testing For AIDs To Be Done In Agartala: Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb

Latest reports have been coming in from Tripura where Chief Minister of Tripura Biplab Kumar Deb while speaking to ANI on Wednesday directed the senior officials of the Health and Family Welfare department to conduct targeted testing in the colleges of Agartala city.

According to reports coming in Agartala City has given the alarming rise in HIV positive cases having a history of injectable drug abuse.

While the Chief Minister was speaking on World Aids Day at Pragna Bhavan.

As per reports CM Deb said that I have re-verified the data furnished by the State AIDS Control Society with the officials and the pattern in which the cases are increasing is a matter of deep concern. 

The health and family welfare department if they feel necessary should test each and every student of the colleges. 

Unfortunately, the cases are being detected in higher numbers at the most coveted college of the state. The routes of drugs should be identified. 

If needed the police could be asked for cooperation. According to Deb, the rise in drug abuse is resultant of a negative mindset that flourished in the state for the last 40 to 45 years.

He said, "Every day 2-3 patients are detected positive in GBP hospital, Agartala and the prevalence is higher among college students. 

The figures are indicative of an alarming future. We should take immediate steps to control the situation and launch a one to one awareness drive to eradicate HIV from the land of Tripura.

Giving a clarion slogan: "No place for Drugs, No place for HIV" in Tripura Deb asked the women to play a pivotal role in waging a battle against drugs. 

"The women, who are living manifestations of Durga and Chandi, should play their role in fighting the drug menace. 

We should not leave an inch of land for drug abuse and HIV in Tripura," said Deb.

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