Guwahati: With some of the northeastern states still having higher adult HIV and AIDS prevalence rates than the national average, three chief ministers on Friday advocated higher awareness of the disease in rural areas and among school children.
At the North East Regional Consultation on HIV/AIDS organised by Forum of Parliamentarians on HIV/AIDS in Guwahati on Friday evening. It was attended by the chief ministers of Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh.
"The perception towards the disease and patients has changed over the years, but there are miles to go... I remember how even doctors used to be reluctant to touch HIV patients," said Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi in his inaugural speech.
Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma appealed to all his legislators to conduct an awareness programme in each constituency every year to educate people about the disease....more
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Guwahati: An eight-year-old child was killed in a mudslide in Assam on Tuesday as two earthquakes jolted the state along with other northeastern states and Odisha. Three children, who had gone for fishing in river Beki at Kalgasia village in Assam's Barpeta district, were swept into the waters by the mudslide during the first tremor, official sources said. While Jehirul Nessa (8) drowned, the other two Moidul Islam and Kamala...
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