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WB tops in curbing parent-to-child HIV transmission: Mamata

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

has been certified as the number one state in preventing parent-to-child transmission of HIV, said today.

"I am proud to say that the central government agency has recently certified Bengal as Number 1 in preventing parent-to-child transmission of HIV," Banerjee tweeted on the Vaccine Awareness Day.

The Control Organisation (NACO), an agency under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, has played an important role in controlling the spread of and the patients since early 1990s.

Banerjee had earlier said that with the implementation of the 'Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission' programme, the enabled 16.5 lakh pregnant women of Bengal in preventing the transmission of to their children.

The has been providing free treatment to HIV positive people through Anti-Retroviral Therapy centres in sub-divisional, district and medical college hospitals, officials said.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 09:25 IST