51 AIDS patients detected in Khulna last year

At least 51 AIDS patients have been detected in

Khulna division after examining 648 HIV positive patients in last one year

since November 2018 experiencing the slight fall in the number of HIV

patients .

A total of 39 AIDS patients were detected in 2017 and 67 AIDS patients were

detected till October, 2018 while the number of the patients has declined to

51 till October, 2019.

Acting Civil Surgeon (CS) Dr Atiar Rahman Sheikh disclosed this at a

discussion meeting held in observance of the World Aids Day .

Khulna Civil Surgeon Office organised the meeting at the conference room of

School Health Clinic with acting CS Dr Atiar Rahman in the chair.

Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Ziaur Rahman addressed it as chief

guest while Program Officer of HIV/AIDS Abdul Baten delivered a power point

presentation .

The chief guest underscored the need for creating massive awareness among

the community leaders about the curse of the disease and contribute their

mites toward preventing HIV AIDS.

Participating in the discussion other stakeholders including doctors and

NGO officials stressed the need for following religious and moral values

strictly for preventive measure to roll back the deadly disease.

Earlier, a colurful procession was brought out in the city

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)