Bhubaneswar: Orissa government has
decided to provide free of cost houses under "Mo Kudia Yojana"
to about 100 childern suffering from AIDS, official sources
said on Tuesday.
A directive was issued to collectors of 13 districts
to include children suffering from AIDS as beneficiaries of
the Yojana, the sources said.
A notification in this regard was also issued
Of the total 818 children detected as carriers of the
deadly HIV virus, 100 were identified as full blown AIDS cases
and therefore undergoing ART at different medical colleges and
While 46 children below 16 years were being provided
ART (anti-retrovial treatment) at MKCG medical college
hospital in Berhampur, 34 had registred at SCB medical college
hospital at Cuttack. Twelve AIDS infected children were being
treated at the district headquarter hospital at Koraput while
eight child pateints were enrolled at VSS medical college
hospital at Burla.
These 100 child AIDS patients belong to 13 of the
state`s 30 districts. The 13 identified distrcits whose
collectors were asked to allot Mo Kudia houses to the child
AIDS patients were: Ganjam (25), Cuttack (21), Gajapati and
Khurda (8 each), Balasore and Nayagarh (6 each), Rayagada and
Koraput (5 each), Bhadrak and Sambalpur (4 each), Sundargarh
and Jajpur (3 each) and Nawrangpur (2).
Of the total 10,358 HIV positive cases, 818 were
children, 5,778 males and 3,762 females.
Of the 2692 AIDS patients undergoing ART, 100 were
children, 1661 males and 931 females, they said.
Earlier, the state government had asked the Centre to
include all the AIDS patients in the BPL category as the
deadly disease ruined poor families.