KOKRAJHAR, DEC 1: Along with rest of the state, the world AIDS day was observed in the districts of Kokrajhar and Chirang of Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) on Wednesday with carrying awareness rally and meetings among the citizens.
With the theme ‘end inequalities, end AIDS’, World AIDS Day was observed in Chirang district along with all over the world on Wednesday.
On the occasion, Chirang district Health Society in association with Disha NGO, Basugaon organized an AIDS awareness rally at Kajalgaon.
The awarenes rally participated by ASHA, Anganwadi workers, NGOs and students was flagged off by Dr. Ratul Chandra Bordoloi, Joint Director, Chirang district health services.
An awareness meeting was also held on the occasion, in which several ways to prevent and reduce the risk of HIV/AIDS infection, including what treatments are presently available for the people with this virus were widely discussed.
District AIDS Control Officer Dr. Kumud Deka, District Legal Services Officer Babidita Gogoi, Disha NGO president and journalist Jayanta Debnath, resource person Pankaj Mahanta and others were present at the awareness meeting presided over by Dr. Ratul Chandra Bordoloi, Joint Director of district health services.
In Kokrajhar, distriict health society and distriict AIDS control society Kokrajhar observed the world AIDS day at Balajan block hospital in Kokrajhar.
A public awareness meeting was organised involving Asha workers,nurses and citizens which has emphasised towards awareness building among the society.
District AIDS control officer of Kokrajhar, Dr Kaushik Das told that there are 312 peoples are reportedly taking AIDS treatment at various hospital in Kokrajhar district, among them 69 patients are detected in this 2021 year itself.He informed that AIDS’s affected rate is getting increased in Kokrajhar district in comparison to previous years.
Dr Das has said that the citizens must come forward while taking preventive measures among us society.