WHO team, Sindh govt officials meet to ascertain causes of HIV virus

WHO team, Sindh govt officials meet to ascertain causes of HIV virus

Karachi (Staff Report/Agencies): The officials of the Sindh government and the World Health Organisation (WHO) experts, who arrived in Karachi to support the health authorities in their response to an outbreak of HIV in Larkana at a request of the federal government, held meeting on Wednesday.


Director general of health Dr Masood Solangi, who received the team at the airport, said the WHO team would visit Larkana to meet officials from the Sindh health ministry and other experts.

Earlier, Prime Minister's Special Assistant on Health Dr. Zafar Mirza said fifty thousand kits have been ordered to conduct screening of HIV Aids patients.

He said the federal government is in touch with the provincial health department to provide all out assistance to overcome the alarming situation. He said reused syringes and unsafe blood transfusion are apparently the main cause of spreading this disease.

The Special Assistant said Prime Minister Imran Khan will make a big announcement within two weeks to revamp the health sector.