Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, chairing a State AIDS Council meeting, directed Health department to come out with a comprehensive plan to provide financial assistance to the HIV and AIDS affected patients in the city.
The meeting also decided to provide nutritional support to the patients, besides offering them free treatment, including diagnostic tests like CT scan, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), ultra-sound test, at government-run hospitals across the metropolis.
Delhi is currently implementing the third phase of the National AIDS Control Programme with an aim to reduce the number of infected people by 40 per cent in the next five years
According to officials, HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in Delhi is is 0.21% per cent of the total population.
HIV, AIDS patients in Delhi to get free treatment