They protesters had assembled outside the commissioner's secretariat where the regional monitoring centre for ARV
was established raised slogans against medical superintendent of Chandka Medical College Hospital for his failure to provide vaccines to the centre.
" "To secure the much-needed ARV
, we are earnestly requesting the support of treatment hubs to procure nine month's supply of LTE and EFV for your current patients on these drugs using the reimbursed funds from Outpatient HIV and AIDS Treatment (OHAT) package of the Philhealth," the letter read.
Around 80 to 120 people, including women and children, are bitten by dogs were brought in CHK each day for vaccination but Anti-Rabies Vaccine (ARV
) is not available in the hospital since last 10 days due to poor supply of vaccine.
He added that the National Guideline for HIV prevention, treatment and care recommends ARV
treatment for all people living with HIV and AIDS.
The life of the person who was bitten by a dog can be saved if the ARV
is immediately administered to them and medication course is completed.
Mr Moloi further explained that the ARV
medication would be prepackaged and taken to patients' homes or at work within Nkoyaphiri area.
Close to 37 million people are living with HIV worldwide, but only 59% are receiving ARV
, and drug-resistant HIV is a growing concern.
Dr Ali Gohar Dahri, CMCH Medical Superintendent (MS) said that previously municipalities used to carry out annual drive to eliminate stray and pye dogs but this task had perhaps been abandoned since last few years resulting in increase in dog bite cases and consumption of more Anti-Rabbies Vaccines (ARV
) costing more taxpayer's money.
It also said government has been providing free ARV
to Filipinos with HIV through their HIV treatment hubs.
Chief Constable Iain Livingstone said that since the introduction of the new deployment model on May 7, ARV
officers had helped trace more than 80 missing people.
Members of the public safety committee met with Armed Policing Operations officers at the council HQ to discuss recently implemented changes to the ARV
unit in Scotland.
injections are imported from China, UK, India etc by the importers and is procured from the open market as it is not currently produced in Pakistan.