Direct General Health Sindh Dr Masood Solangi received the team at Jinnah International Airport.
"The government will get to the bottom of the outbreak and fully assist the provincial government to provide treatment to all patients", Mirza said, adding that a team of experts from the World Health Organization was also scheduled to arrive soon to assist Pakistani authorities in ascertaining the cause of the HIV virus in the area.
Health Minister of Sindh, Dr. Azra Pechuho, secretary health and other health department officials will also be accompanied with the WHO team.
The Minister of Health along with the WHO delegation and the United Nations partner organizations will be reaching Larkana tomorrow to begin the field work. He argued that bad medical practices like usage of a syringe on multiple patients and the medical practice by quacks are prevalent across the province, implying that it is likely that HIV cases will be found in many other parts of the province if the screening is carried out.
As of Monday, 700 people including 576 children were tested positive for HIV since the outbreak was first reported on April 25.
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"The team will work closely with the ministry of health and partners, including the Aga Khan University, Pakistan's Field Epidemiology & Laboratory Training Programme, UNAIDS and Unicef in Larkana", said the WHO spokesperson.
Parents in the area fear their children's futures have been irreparably harmed after contracting HIV, especially in a country whose masses of rural poor have little understanding of the disease or access to treatment.
"This poses a particular challenge".
A recent report shared by the Sindh health ministry said a total of 707 persons had been diagnosed with HIV in Ratodero after screening of 24,227 people there.
Key tasks for the team of experts will include researching the source of the outbreak and controlling it. On May 16, local authorities established a new antiretroviral treatment clinic for children in Larkana.