Govt. to merge Department of AIDS Control with Health Ministry

In a move that has shocked several AIDS experts in the country the Health Ministry has decided to merge the Department of AIDS Control (DAC) with the main Ministry. This decision comes a month after the Health Minister’s controversial statements against sex education and condom use. Speaking about the move to The Hindu Union Health Secretary Lov Verma said on Wednesday: “DAC will cease to exist as an independent unit and will be merged with the Ministry. There is no question of shutting down DAC.”

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