Haryana Govt launches scheme to give financial aid to HIV or AIDS patients

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Haryana Govt launches scheme to give financial aid to HIV or AIDS patients

Friday, 02 April 2021 | PNS | Chandigarh

Haryana Government has launched a scheme to provide a financial assistance of Rs 2,250 per month to HIV or AIDS patients in the state.

The scheme was launched by Haryana Home-cum-Health Minister Anil Vij on Thursday while the launching of various health programmes in the state.

Vij said that the second round of screening of Haryana Jail HCV Project for Hepatitis B and C in Jails has been launched in the state.

He also launched Malaria Mukt Mewat (MMM) campaign, ‘Antara-Hari-Software’ for effective implementation of family planning programme and released the annual report on vector Borne Disease Control Programme, Haryana.

On the occasion, the Health Minister started the scheme by giving pension cheques to the people suffering from HIV or AIDS.

The Health Minister also inaugurated 7 new ART Centers in the state. He said that the State Government is committed to provide a good standard of living and other facilities to HIV patients. With regard to village health sanitation and nutrition, he said that in the first quarter there will be testing of all pregnant women to detect HIV and syphilis, which will be done by the Asha workers and ANM of the village concerned.

Vij said that ‘Antara-Hari-Software’ (Injectable Contraceptive Information Management System- Antara Hari) is a web mobile-based application, which line-lists users who are taking injectable contraceptives and their doses. Its main objective is to provide timely service to the beneficiaries.

The software will help ASHA workers follow-up the beneficiaries, as well as send reminders in the form of SMS reminding them for the next dose.

It was informed that Haryana has already conducted screening for Hepatitis C in the first round from December 2018 to August 2019. Now, under the Haryana HCV Jail Project, the state will conduct screening of inmates for treatment of Hepatitis B and C in all 19 jails.

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