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Ludhiana Hospital Commended for Delivering Babies to HIV-Infected Mothers

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The Mother and Child Hospital (MCH) at Civil Hospital in Ludhiana, Punjab, achieved a remarkable feat by delivering the highest number of babies to HIV-infected pregnant women in the region.

This laudable accomplishment, with 53 deliveries since April, earned the hospital team recognition at a state-level event on World AIDS Day. Dr. Deepika Goel, senior medical officer, and Dr. Harinder Singh Sood, programme officer of District AIDS Prevention and Control Unit, along with their team, received this prestigious award.

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During the state-level function, Health Minister Dr. Balbir Singh commended Civil Hospital, Ludhiana, for its exemplary contribution and encouraged other districts to follow suit.

The acknowledgment occurred in the presence of administrative secretary of health and family welfare Ajoy Sharma, project director of AIDS Control Society Dr. Adapa Karthik, civil surgeon Dr. Hitinder Kaur, additional project director Dr. Bobby Gulati, and other department officials.

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Dr. Balbir Singh stressed the significance of providing non-discriminatory treatment to HIV-positive patients, particularly pregnant women, within government hospitals. This recognition not only celebrates the hospital’s achievements but also underscores the importance of equitable healthcare access for all, irrespective of their health condition.

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