PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to establish a second family care centre for HIV/Aids patient in Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar for the patients of Central Jail Peshawar.
Dr. Ayub Rose additional director health KP while talking with The Frontier Post said that recently they meet with international donor’s organization and they were agreed that they will establish centre for HIV/Aids patients in LRH hospital.
He informed that there were two patients of HIV/Aids in Peshawar central jail, one in Mardan Central Jail; one is in Bunnu Central Jail, adding that if immediate treatment were not provided to the patients they will further transmitted the disease to other prisons.
He added that due to security reason the centre will be established in LRH hospital as it is near to the Peshawar Central Jail, adding that already area were specified in LRH hospital and soon work will be start in the coming week for the centre.
Dr. Rose added that for the centre Dr. Yaseen were nominated as focal person of the centre, adding that National Aids Control Program and other donor organization will help the government to establish the centre for HIV/Aids patients.
He added that there were two centre in the province one is in Hayatabad Medical Complex while another family care centre for HIV/Aids patients in Kohat , adding that total registered patients of HIV/Aids patients were 2703 in the province.
He further informed that 342 patients were registered with Kohat Family Centre in which 706 patients were male, 525 were female while 93 children were registered with the centre.
He added that KP government has already announce establishment of new seven centre in seven district of KP as these were Malakand , Mardan, Abootabad, Kohat , Bannue, D.I.Khan and Peshawar, adding that recruitment process has been done for these centre and the centers will start work soon in the province and will provide treatment to the HIV/Aids patients.
Statistics available with the KP Aids Control Program show that 485 cases of HIV/Aids were reported in FATA. Of these, 33 cases were reported in Bajaur Agency, 87 from Khyber Agency, 98 from Kurram Agency, 218 cases from Bannu, 34 from Mohmand Agency, 28 from Orakzai Agency, 72 from South Waziristan and 133 from North Waziristan.
Dr. Rose added that main reason of spreading the HIV/Aids disease were the lack of awareness and social stigma and culture barrier in the province as well as in Fata, adding that most of the time people living in Gulf countries return with HIV positive but they don’t disclosed it with their families and most of the time they transmitted the disease to their families as well as with his new born babies.