The Department of Health Services Kashmir organized ‘World AIDS Day’ in collaboration with District tuberculosis Centre on Saturday.
While addressing on the occasion the Director Health Services, Kashmir said that the department has already initiated steps to make people aware about the fatal disease and to wipe out the disease from the valley concrete measures are underway.
Appealing people to cooperate with the department in curbing this menace, Dr. Saleem said, “it is people’s cooperation only which shall enable society to get rid of the disease.”
Advocating for maintaining the honour and dignity of a patient suffering from this disease, the Director said that society should always uphold the dignity of every individual in spite of the fact that the persons is suffering from such dreaded disease. He also made awareness about the causes of infection which include use of infected syringes by irresponsible medical staff, resulting in agony and suffering of an innocent person. He appealed people to be affectionate and sympathetic towards such patients so that proper medicine be made available to them.
Director Health Services Dr. Saleem-Ur-Rehman was the chief guest on the occasion while as Block Medical Officers, Zonal Medical Officers, Doctors, Paramedical, Asha workers and students also participated.
Besides, the function was also attended by religious scholars intellectuals, academicians and social activists and bureaucrats.
The function was also addressed by Principal S. P College, Srinagar besides religious scholars.