Mumbai: Wadia Hospital gets ART centre, to give free HIV medicines

  • | Tuesday | 17th September, 2019

A private hospital has come up with a paediatric ART centre for the treatment of children with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and AIDS with the help of NACO. According to the Mumbai District AIDS Control Society, through a public private partnership (PPP) model, free medicines will be available for all HIV infected children at ART centre in B J Wadia Hospital for Children. Dr Srikala Acharya, director of Mumbai District AIDS Control Society, said, "There is one such dedicated centre in Sion Hospital, but in private hospital this will be the first one for children. Dr Ira Shah, a leading paediatric who will be heading the Paediatric ART centre said, "With the initiative of starting the paediatric ART centre, children with HIV can get a holistic paediatric treatment under one roof." Hence, paediatric patients with HIV and associated infections will get a free HIV medicines - as well as complete Paediatric services at this centre.

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