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Orissa Government Plans To Include HIV-AIDS Affected Persons In BPL List

Orissa Diary
09 May 2010
Bhubaneswar, India

Orissa Government Plans To Include HIV-AIDS Affected Persons In BPL List
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said his Government is planning to include HIV/AIDS affected persons of the State in the up–coming BPL list. Patnaik said his Government is taking steps to help AIDS–affected persons and their family to live normal life.

He said this while welcoming the AIDS campaigner Red Ribbon Express (RRE) at Mancheswar Railway station here amidst blowing of conch and other musical instruments by cultural troupes.

Addressing the gathering, Finance Minister Prafulla Chandra Ghadai said until today 1,150 people have been died in Odisha and 16,733 have remained affected with AIDS. Stating that Odisha is a low prevalence State having less than one per cent of AIDS patients in the country, the Joint Director of NACO Manyank Agrawal praised Odisha Government for taking many a steps for the AIDS affected. He also called upon volunteers to create awareness during its two days stay on May 9 and 10.

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