LAHORE– Director General Health Services Punjab Dr. Haroon Jehangir met a delegation of the UNAIDS and World Health Organization in his office here on Thursday.
UNAIDS Country Director for Pakistan and Afghanistan Dr. Maria Elena Fillia Borromeo and WHO representative Dr. Jamshed were part of the visiting delegation. Present on the occasion were Program Director Punjab AIDS Control Program Dr. Munir Ahmed Malik, Director Punjab TB Control Program Dr. Saeed Akhtar, Additional Director Dr. Imtiaz and Technical Advisor Dr. Aqib Nazir.
The visiting delegation discussed the situation of HIV/AIDs prevalence and treatment of patients in Punjab and future strategies. The Director General Health Services assured the visiting delegation of all out support from Punjab. He said all out measures are being taken to control the disease under the leadership of Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid. He said as per guidelines of the WHO, measures are being taken to control HIV/AIDS in Punjab.
The DG Health said, “The Punjab AIDS Control Program is providing free diagnostic, treatment and counseling services to HIV/AIDS patients. All stakeholders will have to sit together and make joint efforts to control HIV/AIDS.”
Country Director UNAIDS said that bringing all stakeholders together for the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS goes to Dr. Yasmin Rashid. She said UNAIDS was willing to work together with the Punjab for control of HIV/AIDS.— HANDOUT