Rehman Malik takes notice of AIDS testing kits non-availability

Islamabad: Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Interior Senator A. Rehman Malik has taken a serious notice of the non-availability of the HIV/AIDS testing kits and vaccines in the hospitals and laboratories of

Islamabad Capital Territory.

He has asked the Chief Commissioner, Islamabad to submit a detailed report about the non-availability of

anti-HIV/AIDS vaccines and its testing kits in ICT Hospitals and also inform the Committee about the

availability of anti-rabies and anti-snake vaccines, especially in the moon-soon season.

He has also asked the Chief Commissioner to present a report if there is any existing law that covers the

HIV/AIDS patients, their rehabilitation, their treatment and counseling, once they are diagnosed with HIV/AIDS.

He said that the Senate Standing Committee on Interior had already taken the proposal by Senator Azam Khan

Swati who suggested amendments in the Criminal Code of Procedure (CrPc), with punishment of 10 years imprisonment in cases of unsafe blood transfusions, and a five-year jail term in cases of adulteration of drugs, and two years imprisonment for adulteration of foods and beverages.