‘Addiction shifting to hinterland’

‘Addiction shifting to hinterland’

first_imgPanaji: The Goa State AIDS Control Society (GSACS) will approach the National Aids Control Organisation (NACO) under the Union Health Ministry seeking permission and funds to conduct a baseline survey of drug addicts to control HIV/AIDS.Dr. Jose D’Sa, project director of GSACS, told The Hindu on Friday that this decision was taken at a meeting of the executive committee of the society on Thursday after some doctors said they get patients (drug addicts) not only from the State’s vulnerable coastline but even from the hinterland.He said it is time the society assesses the number of drug addicts in the State to take up a programme of injecting drug addicts to control HIV/AIDSDr. D’Sa said that considering the present scenario on HIV/AIDS in Goa there has been a decline in the number of patients in recent years, which is a good trend.last_img

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