December 1, 2018
Bangla no. 1 in preventing parent-to-child transmission of HIV: Mamata Banerjee
Bangla has been adjudged the best State in the country in the prevention of parent-to-child transmission of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), which leads to AIDS. On the occasion of World AIDS Day, Mamata Banerjee shared this piece of information on Twitter.
“I am happy to share with all of you that as per the assessment done by NACO for ‘Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission of HIV’ programme for 2017-18, Bangla has emerged No. 1 in the country,” the tweet read.
In her tweet, Mamata Banerjee has also said that, with the proper implementation of the Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission (PPCT) programme, the State Government has enabled 16.5 lakh pregnant women from Bangla in preventing the transmission of HIV to their newborn children.
It may be mentioned that for those adults and children found HIV positive, the Government provides free treatment through Anti-Retroviral Therapy Centres situated in sub-divisional, district and medical college hospitals.