LOWER DIR: Lower Dir district surgeon Dr Bakht Sarwar has said that Aids is an incurable disease as a vaccine for its treatment is not yet available.

Talking to mediapersons here the other day, he said the number of Aids patients was increasing rapidly in Lower Dir compared to other districts due to a lack of awareness.

Dr Sarwar said the World Aids Day was observed all over the world on December 1, highlighting the need for prevention through mass awareness.

He said Aids was becoming more dangerous in Pakistan due to poor sanitation and lack of public health facilities.

Dr Sarwar said when HIV virus got transmitted to humans it started weakening their immune system.

He said in order to avoid the disease it was important to avoid unsafe blood transfusions, repeated use of a syringe, unsafe measures of dentists, unhygienic conditions in barber shops and illicit sex.

KILLING CONDEMNED: The Anjuman-i-Tajaran, Talash, have condemned the killing of a man inside a bakery shop in a crowded bazaar three days ago and demanded of the district administration to punish the killers.

Talking to mediapersons, the traders’ body general secretary Haji Ghulam Mohammad and others said Talash valley was known for peace, education and decency in the entire district, but the frequent incidents of killings had panicked the dwellers.

Published in Dawn, December 3rd, 2021

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