AIDS Control Programme in Assam:
The AIDS Control Programme in Assam was started as a State AIDS Cell which was established in the year 1992 in the office of the Director of Health Services, Assam under the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) for implementing the National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) Phase I. One State AIDS Programme Officer in the rank of Jt. Director of Health Services was appointed to run the programme and other officers and staffs were also appointed as per guideline. The State AIDS Cell of Assam had followed the National AIDS Prevention Policy, Govt. of India for implementing the AIDS Control Programme in Assam. The first phase of the National AIDS Control Programme came to its end in the year 1997 and was extended up to 1998.
Meanwhile the Assam State AIDS Control Society (ASACS) was formed and registered in the month of October 1998 under the Society Registration Act 1860 of which Minister, Health & FW Deptt. Govt. of Assam is the Chairman of the Governing Body and the Senior most Secretary, Health & FW Deptt. is the Chairman of the Executive Council.
ASACS observes International Day against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking
Along with the rest of the country, Assam State AIDS Control Society (ASACS) in association with Opioid Substitution Therapy (OST) Centre of Guwahati Medical College Hospital (GMCH) observed International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking at the Academic Hall of GMCH on June 26, 2017.
Observance of World Blood Donor Day-2017
Assam State AIDS Control Society (ASACS) and Assam State Blood Transfusion Council (ASBTC) observed World Blood Donor Day at GMCH auditorium Bhangagarh on June 14, 2017. The theme of World Blood Donor Day is – “What can you do ? Give blood, Give now, Give often.”
World AIDS Day -2016
Health Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma inaugurates e-Blood Banking System
Along with the rest of the world, Assam State AIDS Control Society (ASACS) observed World AIDS Day on the December 1, 2016 at Sri Sri Madhabdev International Auditorium Kalakshetra, Guwahati.
ASACS observes Voluntary Blood Donation Day
Assam State AIDS Control Society and Assam State Blood Transfusion Council observed National Voluntary Blood Donation Day (NVBDD) on October 1, 2016 at the conference hall of State Institute of Health & Family Welfare, Khanapara, Guwahati. This year, the theme of NVBDD is ‘Donate blood, it’s about life’. Welcoming the participants in the meeting, ASACS Project Director, Manvendra Pratap Singh, IAS, said, “To ensure safe blood availability