About 33,000 HIV patients in Gombe on medication – NACA
Story from Najibullahi ADAMU, Gombe
The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has disclosed that not less than 30, 000 people living with Human Immuno Deficiency Virus (HIV) in Gombe state are currently on medication.
The Northeast zonal coordinator of the agency, Tobias John, made the disclosure Friday in an interview with newsmen where he stated that the sum of over N1.6 billion is being spent annually on the treatment of HIV patients in the state.
According to him, the sum of N50, 000 is being spent annually on each person living with the virus in the state.
He said by the year 2023, the intervention would expire urging the state government to sustain the treatment with a view to consolidating the achievements recorded in terms of controlling the disease.
He added that the federal government has enrolled 50, 000 people living with HIV in the program from Abia and Taraba states to get treatments.
He promised that more patients would be enlisted in other states so that they would benefit from the gesture.