The Kano State Government has revealed that no fewer than 35,000 HIV/AIDs patients are receiving their treatment in the state.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Aminu Tsanyawa, stated this while addressing a world press conference on World AIDS Day on Wednesday in the state.
According to the commissioner, the patients are always being taken care of by the state government.
Mr Tsanyawa noted that the aim of the treatment and documentation of the patients was to mitigate the further spread of the disease in the state.
The commissioner also disclosed that the government had established 600 centres across the state to ensure that the virus is not transmitted from mother to child.
He disclosed that, as part of the commemoration, the state First Lady, Hafsat Ganduje, would inaugurate public enlightenment programmes on Thursday in the state.
The commissioner of Health pointed out that the Governor’s wife would also empower some of the people living with the virus and other vulnerable groups.