The number of HIV/Aids patients in Balochistan has crossed the 5,000 mark, a situation creating uneasiness among people, says Dr Afzal Khan Zarkon, provincial chief of the Aids Control Programme.
Speaking at the Quetta Press Club on Thursday to commemorate the World Aids Day 2018, he said around 71 prisoners incarcerated in different jails had been found to be infected with HIV/Aids.
The disease, so far, had claimed 6,200 lives across the country with 231 in Balochistan alone, he said, adding the purpose of observing this day was to create awareness among the masses about this deadly disease. Some 911 patients, out of the registered 1,134, were being treated free of charge under the Aids Control Programme, he said.

Source: Dawn


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