150 Afghans registered for AIDS treatment at FCC in Peshawar
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): At least 150 Afghan citizens registered for the HIV/AIDS control programme in Peshawar even though the government Kabul has launched a similar initiative.
Female patients have also applied for treatment at the Family Care Centre (FCC) in the capital of Pakistan’s northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a news report said.
But the identity of the females was yet to be established, The Express Tribune quoted a senior health official, part of the AIDs control programme,as saying.
The Afghans were listed for treatment since the programme was initiated in 2007, according to the newspaper, which said new patients from the neighbouring country were receiving medical assistance within Afghanistan.
FCC head Dr.Fawad confirmed at least 150 of patients under treatment at the facility were Afghan nationals. “We have at least 20 people who are transgender registered with the programme.” He said 23 percent of the total HIV/AIDs patients were females.
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