HIV cases in Sindh

Published: May 15, 2019
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HYDERABAD: According to a news report this week, 339 cases of HIV have been reported from just one tehsil of Sindh’s Larkana district of which 312 are children. During the Peoples’ Party’s decade-long rule, the province has witnessed very bad issues, including malnutrition, drought, disease outbreak and a lot more. With such massive number of cases being reported the Sindh government has finally woken up from its deep slumber and has initiated a crackdown against quacks in the region while conducting screening to check on those infected with the virus.

However, the question that arises is why the government failed to take notice of the issue in its initial stage. And now that the situation is almost beyond its control, how the provincial government is going to deal with the issue and prevent further outbreak of the disease is another real task that the provincial government is quite likely to fail at.

Junaid Khaskheli

Published in The Express Tribune, May 15th, 2019.

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