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suggested that state-run and NGO programs need to be critically evaluated, best practices should be replicated, three tier but not free for all ART (Anti-Retro-viral Treatment) should be provided and vulnerability of women and children should be reduced.
Gilada says, "NEET was initiated with twin objectives --one of national integration and the other to check the pernicious black market of medical undergraduate and postgraduate seats by mushrooming private medical colleges all over the country.
Most of the petitioners are private colleges, said Gilada.
In his advice to the government, Gilada
says, "The right thing to do would be to insist on a comprehensive pre-marriage health check-up instead of only HIV test.
For one who has worked in the field of Aids control and care for decades, Gilada said: "Let us once again reaffirm that it is difficult to contract HIV as the virus does not survive outside human body for long.
Gilada also feels that filing FIRs is a waste of energy and manpower.
states how PG seats are being sold in privately-run colleges--from Rs 50 lakhs to Rs 2 crore for each seat, the highest for MD (radiology) for Rs 2 crore.
The Aids Society of India has called for urgent national-level consultation, Gilada
of People's Health Organisation and honorary Secretary of Aids Society of India, said.
, general secretary, People's Health Organisation, an NGO working towards the containment of HIV/Aids.
A visit to the village on July 12 to make a first-hand assessment revealed a gross mistake, though unwitting, on the part of Aamhi Sevak, a local NGO, that had put up a board about its project for HIV children at the entrance of the school," said Dr Ishwar Gilada
, Honorary Secretary of People's Health Organisation (PHO) and Aids Society of India.