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Addict enrolment jumped from 2.8L to 6L after virus outbreak: Punjab minister

The coronavirus pandemic, which has redefined the new normal across the world, is serendipitously responsible for bolstering drug addicts’ enrolment at outpatient opioid assisted treatment (OOAT) clinics so much so that the Punjab government has formulated a policy to open more psychiatric nursing homes and de-addiction centres across the state to tackle the patient influx.

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Updated on Dec 16, 2020 01:00 AM IST
Hindustan Times/Dakha | ByMohit Khanna, Dakha

Four-fold jump in HIV cases among Ludhiana central jail inmates

57 inmates (all male) were confirmed positive for HIV in 2017, 132 in 2018, and 218 in 2019, of which seven were women

All the HIV positive inmates are in the age group of 20 to 40 years.(Thinkstock)
Published on Jan 12, 2020 10:53 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHarvinder Kaur, Ludhiana

After hepatitis C, patients with hepatitis B will also be treated in Ludhiana government hospitals

The Directorate of Health and Family Welfare, Punjab, had recently informed all district health departments in the state that medical kits for the diagnosis and management of hepatitis B will soon be provided to district, subdivisional hospitals and government medical colleges

The state government has also decided to expand the hepatitis C treatment programme, available at the civil hospital so far, to subdivisional hospitals as well.(Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)
Updated on Jan 08, 2020 10:41 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHarvinder Kaur, Ludhiana

New AIDS infections falling globally: Report

The report also says 24.5 million infected people using antiretroviral therapy (ART) are living healthier and longer lives, indicating that there has been a drop in death rate.

There were 37.9 million people living with HIV in 2018 worldwide, up from 37.2 million in 2017, according to a new report by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Nov 27, 2019 03:15 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

HIV cases via infected syringes, needles up five-fold in 6 years in Punjab

RTI data shows that of about 10,000 patients detected with the disease since 2014, over 3,000 have contracted it in just eight months till August this year

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Updated on Oct 29, 2019 11:22 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByAvtar Singh, Sangrur
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