Goal

 

The National AIDS Control Programme (NACP), launched in 1992, is being implemented as a comprehensive programme for prevention and control of HIV/AIDS epidemic in India. Over time, the focus has been shifted from raising awareness to behaviour change, from a national response to a more decentralised response and to increasing involvement of NGOs and networks of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV). NACP’s Phase-III has the overall goal of halting and reversing the epidemic in India over the five-year period (2007-2012). NACP-III has placed the highest priority on preventive efforts. At the same time, it seeks to integrate prevention with care, support and treatment through a four pronged strategy which focuses on saturated coverage of high risk groups, scaling up HIV/AIDS related services for care, support and treatment, strengthen infrastructure and monitoring and reporting system.

National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) recognized that the response to HIV epidemic in India under NACP cannot be managed centrally. While in NACP-II, programme management was decentralized to State AIDS Control Societies (SACS), under NACP-III, programme implementation was further decentralized to district and sub district levels. Based on vulnerability and magnitude of HIV burden, 611 districts in the country have been divided into four categories viz. A, B, C and D. This categorisation was donein 2006 based on HIV Sentinel Surveillance (HSS)data and is currently under revision. As part of this decentralisation, District AIDS Prevention and Control Units (DAPCU) have been established in all the A and B category districts across 22 states in the country to coordinate the response and monitor HIV activities at the district level.

In July 2010, Government of India has issued a joint directive from NACO and National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), regarding convergence of the programme components, wherein, it has delineated several steps for convergence of NACP activities with general health system for delivery of seamless services to people at the sub district level onwards. These services include, universal screening of pregnant womenfor HIV, provision of Sexually Transmitted / Reproductive Tract Infections (STI/RTI) services at Primary Health Centres (PHCs), Integrated Counselling & Testing (ICTC) services at 24X7 PHCs, Opportunistic Infections (OIs) treatment, care and support services to the PLHIV at the Community Health Centres (CHCs), area hospitals and district hospitals, referrals and provision of ART services at the sub district level, condom promotion, Information, Education and Communication (IEC). In addition, NACP also aims at several measures for mainstreaming HIV/ AIDS in to the line departments like, Panchayat Raj, Women and Child Welfare, Rural Development, Tribal Welfare etc., to enhance the coverage of HIV/AIDS related services as well as extension of social benefits and schemes of these departments without stigma and discrimination to PLHIV to improve the quality of life.

Therefore, the DAPCUs were envisaged to provide not only a programmatic oversight to the HIV/AIDS programme implementation at the district level, but also focus on mainstreaming and convergence with NRHM. In Purulia DAPCU started from April 2010 under Nodal Officer Dy. CMOH-II Puurlia.

 

Name of the ICTC CENTRE::

 

1) DEBEN MAHATO SADAR HOSPITAL, PURULIA
2) RAGHUNATHPUR SUBDIVISIONAL HOSPITAL
3) HURA RH
4) MANBAZAR RH
5) HARMARDIH RH
6) BANSGARH RH
7) KOTSHILA RH
8) MURADIH BPHC
9) PARA BPHC
10) JHALDA BPHC
11) BARABAZAR BPHC
12) BANDOWAN BPHC
13) PATHARDIH BPHC
14) ICTC (ANC) ,PURULIA D.M. SADAR HOSPITAL

 

Name of the FICTC CENTRE::

 

1) BASANTAPUR PHC, PURULIA
2) KALLOLI BPHC
3) AJODHYA PHC

 

Name of the STI/ SURAKKHA CLINIC::

 

1) DEBEN MAHATO SADAR HOSPITAL, PURULIA
2) RAGHUNATHPUR SUBDIVISIONAL HOSPITAL

 

Name of the ART CENTRE::

 

1) BANKURA MEDICAL COLLEGE & HOSPITAL

 

Name of the LINK ART CENTRE::

 

1) DEBEN MAHATO SADAR HOSPITAL, PURULIA
2) RAGHUNATHPUR SUBDIVISIONAL HOSPITAL