Libyan Returnees to Undergo Compulsory HIV/Aids Screening- Edo SACA

Worried by the number of indigenes deported from Libya, the Edo State government wednesday declared that for them to be fully integrated into the society, it is making efforts to recall all those deported to undergo compulsory HIV/AIDS test.

Executive Officer, Edo State Agency for the Control of AIDS, Mrs. Flora Oyakhilome, disclosed this while carrying out HIV/AIDS screening exercise on some of the deportees in Benin City.

According to her, “We are making arrangement to recall all those who have been deported to have them tested for HIV/AIDS. We have discussed with the Commissioner for Women Affairs.

“She said she is compiling the list so that they will have the exact data to know how to get these persons tested and integrated into the society.”

Oyakhilome said the health of the returnees is very important to the state government who saw the need to get them screened for HIV/AIDS, adding that in case there is anyone with the virus, such would be given the needed care on time.

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