Observation points out govt failure

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IMPHAL, May 7: The World AIDS Orphans Day was today observed by the Francois-Xavier Bagnound India, Manipur branch at it’s Singjamei CHongtham Leikai office.Speaking at the observation, K Pradeep Kumar, CCRP, alleged that the present government has totally failed to utilize the funds from the central government meant for the orphans living with HIV/AIDS.He added that after conducting field trips to some 40 school in order to check the utilization of such central schemes for the orphans living with HIV/AIDS, he found out that the state has totally failed to utilize the schemes.He added that under the Right to Education Act, the central government has provided various schemes for the children living with HIV/AIDS like special reservation of children education and free education upto class VIII for them.He also added that there are no classifications of caste or tribe in the provision of such schemes.Radharani, staff nurse in charge of ART centre JNIMS, stated that the state government should install the technology of Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) in all districts of the state which will help in the detection of the virus to a great extent.She maintained that with the help of the PCR, the virus can be detected earlier in the child and help in the provision of nutrition and medicine to the infected child in time.She further stated that JNIMS has already sent proposals to both MACS and NECO for collaboration on the fight against HIV/AIDS.

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