2,400 people died of HIV in Maharashtra within one year: Minister

2,400 people died of HIV in Maharashtra within one year: Minister

The Maharashtra health minister Eknath Shinde has stated that over 2,400 people in the state have died of HIV infection in the past one year, reports Times of India.

The minister was responding to a question raised by Shiv Sena MLA Vilas Potnis.

“Between April 1 last year and February this year, 2,460 people have died (of HIV infection) in Maharashtra. However, the government has not stopped the process of carrying out determination tests of suspected people. The required funding for the scheme is still on,” Shinde said.

He also added that no delay had taken place in implementation of any measure laid down by the National Aids Society of India.

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