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PD NSACS dismayed at media report on supply of Anti-HIV medications

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, MARCH 4: Project Director, Nagaland State AIDS Control Society, Dr Akuo Sorhie, while expressing dismay over a newspaper article reporting short supply of Anti-HIV medications, today stated that the State AIDS Control Society and the 12 NACO supported Antiretroviral Therapy Centres across the State are working hard and ensuring continuous supply of ARV medicines to the PLHIVs in the State.
The ART Centres are also providing Multi Month Dispensation (2-3 months) for stable clients and those unable to reach monthly (remote locations) to ensure adherence, Dr Sorhie said adding dispensation is also done through the community to ensure that patients are on treatment and not missing doses.
The Project Director also stated that NSACS has sufficient stocks of Adult and Paediatric ARV medicines and current have no shortages of any ARV drugs.
“We continuously monitor the stock status and are alert for any stock out or impeding stock outs and ensure refilling from the warehouses before such incidents Newspaper reports made without due validation of actual facts is misleading and serves only to exaggerate the situation based on unreliable sources and personal opinions of an individual cause panic and confusion”, Dr Sorhie stated in a statement.
He further stated that such unconfirmed reports seek to malign the effort of the Nagaland SACS HIV prevention and treatment programme and it undermines the efforts made by the SACS and NACO and discourages the efforts put by hardworking and efficient staffs at the facilities.
(Page News Service)

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