Panaji: – December 3, 2017 … The State level function of World Aids Day 2017 was celebrated by Goa State AIDS Control Society (GSACS) in Seminar hall, Secretariat Porvorim recently.
The theme for this year’s World AIDS Day was ‘right to health with the Slogan: My Health, My right’.
Dr. Pradeep Naik, Dean of GMC was the chief guest for the function. Speaking on the occasion Dr. Naik expressed his happiness over the survey submitted by GSACS in collaboration with Directorate of health service, Goa medical College and NGO’s. The survey depicts HIV + Cases detected in general population of Goa have gone down drastically in 2017. “We are soon going to achieve goal of zero detection HIV. We need to strengthen our services and continue focus on health education, detection and also continue our services that are establish for regular treatment of the HIV patient,” he added.
Addressing the gathering Project Director of GSACS, Dr Jose D’sa said that ‘my health my right’ campaign aims to increase the visibility around the need to achieve the full realization of the right to health by everyone, everywhere.
GSACS Chairman, Dr Digamber Naik, Director of Directorate of Health Service Dr Sanjeev Dalvi were present on the occasion.
Dr. Uma Sadekar, Medical officer GSACS and Smt.Asha Vernekar compered the programme while Chief Medical officer, Dr. Chandrakant Porob proposed the vote of thanks.