|Ex gratia granted to HIV-infected|
GUWAHATI, March 28 – Under the Assam Chief Minister’s special package of ‘One time financial assistance to widows of HIV/AIDS patients’, the Assam State AIDS Control Society (ASACS) released an ex gratia of Rs 1 lakh each to 50 HIV-infected/affected widows of the State during the financial year 2014-15.
The scheme was launched by the State Government in 2012 and since then a total number of 272 HIV-infected/affected widows have benefited with this scheme.
Till date, an amount of Rs 2.72 crore has been spent under this scheme. The scheme has covered 155 beneficiaries and in 2013, 1,4 67 beneficiaries benefited under this scheme.