One-stop health centres in 5 UP cities

The Uttar Pradesh government will launch ‘one stop centres’ in five cities on December 1, which is also the World Aids Day.

The aim of this is to facilitate tests for multiple diseases at one place.

The centres will provide tests for HIV, TB and other non-communicable diseases.

Kanpur and Varanasi will have two centres each while Moradabad, Gautam Buddha Nagar and Meerut will have one centre each.

At present, the one stop centres are running in 25 states.

Additional project director of UP Aids control society, Hira Lal, said that these centres will also provide counselling facility on mental health.

The centre in Kanpur will also focus upon transgenders and migrant workers while in Varanasi, special focus will be towards injectable drug users and transgenders.

Dr Abhishek Shukla, secretary general, Association of International Doctors, said: “One stop centres will educate people and help in removing social stigma. With counselling, the myths will also be removed.”

The centres will have doctor, ANM, to screen patients on the basis of symptoms and test.

Joint director of UP AIDS control society, Ramesh Srivastava, said that centres will help reach health programme to the community that needs them the most.




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