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The central government in India has said that it will restore funding to the entire AIDS control programme in the country.
The move comes months after the health minister had cut federal funding and had asked the individual states to contribute funding for the programme. The government faced a lot of criticism over its decision to cut federal funding and ask individual states to start paying for the programme.
The country's AIDS programme has won global recognition and respect but it was failing since previous year due to delay in funding and the situation was even worse when the central government announced that it will ask states to arrange funds for the programmein February. The central government has announced in February that it will slash its funding for the programme by fifth and had requested the states in the country to individually arrange for the funding for the programme.
Health Minister J.P.Nadda has said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi had decided the expenses incurred in running the nationwide programme will be borne by the central government. A number of states had complained about a lack of clarity about how much they need to contribute and delayed payments had affected the effectiveness of the programme and hampered prevention activities.
The latest data released on Tuesday showed 86,000 new HIV infections were recorded in 2015, compared to 128,000 in 2007.