Now all the prisoners in this jail are in fear. Because the officials were worried when the inmates were found to be HIV positive in the jail. In the background of declining HIV cases, the prisoners were diagnosed with HIV.
Now all the prisoners in this jail are in fear. Because the officials were worried when the inmates were found to be HIV positive in the jail. In the background of decreasing cases of HIV, the diagnosis of HIV infection among prisoners is creating a stir. Recently, a shocking case has come to light in Haldwani Jail in Uttarakhand. 44 prisoners have been found infected with HIV in the jail here. A female prisoner was also found to be HIV positive. This caused a commotion in the jail. According to reports, the number of HIV positive prisoners in Haldwani Jail is increasing rapidly. Doctors say that all the prisoners found infected with HIV are drug addicts.
In fact, Haldwani Jail, the largest in Kumaon, houses 1629 male and 70 female inmates. In such a situation, with such a large number of inmates testing positive for HIV, the jail administration is now conducting routine checks on the inmates. Steps are being taken to provide treatment as soon as possible.
Establishment of ART center for HIV infected prisoners
On the other hand, Dr. Paramjit Singh of Sushila Tiwari Hospital says that an ART center has been set up for HIV-infected prisoners, where the patients will get better treatment. The doctor said that his team will monitor the patients. Free treatment will be provided to any infected patient during this time. At present, the Jail Superintendent has refused to comment on the matter. However, as a precautionary measure, the jail authorities have initiated investigations against other inmates. HIV positive is a contagious disease. Jail authorities are on full alert as the disease spreads rapidly from one to another.
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