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HIV-AIDS, TB, drug addicts shouldn’t be uncared for throughout COVID-19 disaster: Nagaland NGOs – Outlook India

Kohima, June 14 (PTI) while Nagaland continues to fight
COVID-19 pandemic, a group of NGOs has called on the state
Government, not to neglect the people suffering from AIDS,
Tuberculosis and drug addiction.

During COVID-19 patients and
Quarantine centers, programs on HIV / AIDS, TB and drug users
should not be neglected completely, said the NGOs
Interact with reporters on Sunday.

NGOs, including the drug and AIDS network in Nagaland
Organizations (NNagaDAO), Access to Rights and Knowledge (ARK)
Foundation, Kripa Foundation and Network of Living Naga
With HIV / AIDS (NNP +) the government asked to give immediately
Care for COVID-19 patients for those affected
with AIDS and tuberculosis, alongside drug addicts.

NNagaDAO Secretary General Ketho Angami said: "… we
have observed many of the welfare programs that are
ongoing and implemented by various agencies, especially by
Nagaland State AIDS Control Society are in the state

"The government authorities are facing major problems
with the current pandemic but the direct end recipients or the
People infected with HIV / AIDS and TB suffer from it
You do not have access to all services due to this
The focus is shifted to COVID-19. "

Since the first phase of the blockade on March 25, the
The state health agency focuses on containing COVID-19.
However, new problems arise for AIDS patients.
Tuberculosis, aside from drug users, he said.

Access to HIV / AIDS related services has become a major problem
Challenge for beneficiaries and also service providers, he
said while drafting that they are unable to use them
Services of hospitals with antiretroviral therapy
(ART) centers along with laboratory facilities for the baseline
clinical examination.

"Even if AIDS patients go to such centers, no service
will be provided as medical personnel to participate
COVID-19 duty was imposed on the needs of such individuals, "
he said.

NNP + President Lanu Aier said the Dimapur ART Center
is most affected because there is no doctor or nurse available
They were used for the COVID-19 service.

HIV / AIDS patients should be treated free of charge
in state-approved hospitals, but with the COVID-19
Pandemic there are no doctors and nurses and patients
to private hospitals that are not encouraging
HIV patients, he said.

"People should not be deprived of treatment like they are
Also have their right to health, said NNagaDAO President Abu
Only while the state government is asked "not to give that up
Initiatives on HIV / AIDS, TB and drug users ". PTI NBS

Disclaimer: – This story was not edited by Outlook employees and is generated automatically from feeds from news agencies. Source: PTI

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