KP govt to prevent spread of HIV, Hepatitis

Peshawar, 21st July: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa jail administrations have decided to conduct tests of new coming prisoners in order to prevent spread of chronic diseases, including HIV, sources said on Saturday.
The decision has been taken to prevent spread of chronic diseases like HIV and Hepatitis. Currently there are five HIV positive and 64 Hepatitis positive prisoners who are locked up in different KP jails.
According to details, Central Jail Peshawar has three HIV inmates two in Mardan, and one in DI Khan, Banu and Timer Ghara each. Out of a total 64 Hepatitis patients, Peshawar has 29 Hepatitis inmates, 12Mardan, and six in Banu, Haripur and Swabi each while Kohat jail has five patients.

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