The prevalence of HIV/AIDS amongst antenatal girls has dropped from 0.27% to 0.18% in Tamil Nadu, in accordance with the findings of the current HIV Sentinel Surveillance 2019.
Well being Minister C. Vijayabaskar introduced the findings of the survey throughout a programme held in keeping with the Nationwide Voluntary Blood Donation Day noticed on October 1.
The Tamil Nadu State AIDS Management Society (TANSACS) and the Tamil Nadu State Blood Transfusion Council organised a webinar on “Rising challenges in blood transfusion providers” on Tuesday. They had been working to lift consciousness about common non-remunerated voluntary blood donation throughout the State, in accordance with a launch.
The Minister launched the blood donation info, communication and schooling posters and launched an internet chatbot named “Punch Paati” that will function a device to allay doubts on HIV and blood transfusion providers.
He lauded the efforts of the blood financial institution group and organisers of voluntary donation camps for sustaining enough amount of blood in all hospitals.
Throughout the COVID-19 interval, a complete of 1,77,400 items of blood had been collected throughout the State and 1,74,500 items had been transfused to the sufferers in want. The month-to-month common of 34,000 items of blood had been maintained within the State through the pandemic, the discharge mentioned.
Well being Secretary J. Radhakrishnan, Undertaking Director of TANSACS Deepak Jacob and Joint Director of Blood Security Subash had been current.