Ratnagiri leads in HIV counseling once again
ART centre in Ratnagiri District Hospital is titled the best in a State for HIV checkups, counseling and treatment
Ratnagiri: The Antiretroviral (ART) centre in Ratnagiri District Hospital is titled the best in a State for HIV checkups, counseling and treatment. Most importantly, the centre was established last year and it is awarded with this title for the second consecutive year where even the staff was felicitated by state medical department this year.
The ART centres were established in state government’s district hospitals to spread AIDS awareness and to provide technical knowledge about the disease to people. The centre is awarded after annual inspection where Ratnagiri’s centre has searched maximum HIV affected patients and treated them along with proper counseling.
Resident Medical Officer Dr S K Phule and Dr Rashmi Athalye take special efforts under the guidance of District Surgeon Dr L D Narole. The officers and staff of district hospital are being appreciated for this.