A huge increase in the number of patients suffering from the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) has been noticed in Larkana, a city in Pakistan’s province Sindh.
According to the details shared by the Sindh AIDS Control Programme (SACP), the number of the suffered people reached up to 957 out of which 784 patients are children.
The number of adult men and women in Sindh’s Larkana who suffered from the dangerous virus AIDS has reached 173. According to the officials of the AIDS control programme, as many as 32,685 people went through the screening process in the area.
It is pertinent to mention here that the number of people diagnosed with AIDS was reported to be 812 on June 18. The Director-General Health Services had revealed this in a report sent to the provincial government of Sindh.
“During 44 days blood screening of 28,308 people was completed and the number of the affected persons rose to 812”, the report said.
The majority of the people diagnosed with the dangerous virus include children of ageing between 1 to 5 years. The authorities, however, decided to continue the screening process of the people in the area.