HIV positive children walk to the wash basin with their plate after eating lunch at a school for HIV/AIDS-infected children in Bhugaon, some 130 km (81 miles) from Mumbai, January 9, 2008. Photo Credit: Reuters
By Indirani Basu, HuffPost India | March 6, 2017
NEW DELHI — Thousands of children living with HIV in India are reported to be at risk because the country has run out of Lopinavir syrup, a child-friendly HIV drug. The only manufacturer of the drug, Cipla, has not been paid by the Indian health ministry since 2014, reported The Hindu.
Hundreds of children living with HIV have now written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Health Minister JP Nadda asking for their urgent intervention.