Lahore: Public Awareness seminar, poster exhibition competition & slogan making competition was arranged at Institute of Public Health Lahore. The activity was arranged by IPH and Punjab AIDS Control Program in reference to World AIDS Day. The poster of Dr. Zarabia Butt was declared winner and slogan of Dr. Afeera titled “There are limits of Allah don’t approach them” was declared winner.
Dean IPH observed in seminar that there are 35 Million patients of AIDS in the world and the fatal disease can only be checked by preventive measure like avoidance of unsafe and illegal sexual relationship, no use of untested & unsafe blood, destruction of used syringes and health care providers should not use contaminated and used instruments.
Chief Guest Punjab AIDS Control Program informed that there are 2246 such patients in Punjab and 1160 such patients are getting continuous treatment at 09 centers which are supported by Punjab Health Department, UNICEF & Global fund.
Prof. Shahid informed that by behavior change communication we can serve AIDS patient and can protect society also.