| Gates gifts Rs 120cr to fight
TIMES NEWS NETWORK
Mumbai: The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation has extended an assistance
of Rs 120 crore to Maharashtra to combat AIDS, public health minister
Vimal Mundada told the state legislative council on Tuesday.
He said three international organisations and an NGO working in the
state would obtain the funds which would be spread over a period of
five years. The assistance, comprising medical equipment, will also
be utilised for an intervention project aiming at diagnosing and treating
veneral diseases among commercial sex workers.