Shimla: July 04, 2011
Himachal Pradesh asked the central government to provide pensions to people suffering from HIV/AIDS. The central government should start a pension scheme for HIV/AIDS patients, said an official statement quoting state Health Minister Rajeev Bindal. Responding to the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's suggestion, he said the state government would consider providing employment to AIDS patients under MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act). Twelve patients have been provided employment in the government sector, Bindal said.
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