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Metropolis Healthcare & National Aids Control Organization Come Together Under PPP for HIV Viral Load Testing

Metropolis Healthcare Ltd was recently awarded the contract by NACO, Ministry of Health, and Government of India to conduct HIV Viral Load testing for patients across 525 antiretroviral therapy (ART) centres in the country, bringing about a sweeping change in treating HIV patients in the country. This initiative has begun from 8th February 2018.

Keeping in line with its CSR commitment of positively bringing in a change in the community, this partnership comes in as a testament to Metropolis’ social responsibility.

Speaking on the alliance, Dr Naresh Goel, Deputy Director General, NACO said “.  8th February is a historic day because together we have begun viral load testing as a routine test for the first time. We are extremely happy that Metropolis will be our partner to deliver this project. The NACO model has won credibility across the globe for its AIDS control program and for bringing down the prevalence. We have recorded a 67% dip in prevalence since 2000 and 54% dip in AIDS related death from HIV since 2007. The Viral Load Testing is an important step in our goal of Eliminating AIDS by 2030.”

The NACO and Metropolis teams are geared up for the execution of the project. Kits …

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