Raipur: The State Government had taken several steps to make H.I.V. infected patients self-dependent. Health and Family Welfare Department and other various departments had been working in co-ordination to impart training in various trades according to their abilities. About 289 H.I.V. infected patients had been imparted training in sewing, computers, carpentry, beauty parlour and other trades. It may be mentioned here that Health and Family Welfare Minister Mr. Ajay Chandrakar had instructed the officials to give training to H.I.V. infected persons to make them self-dependent. Director of National Health Mission Mr. R.Prasanna today said that since September 2016 the State had been imparting training to H.I.V. persons and employing them according to their skills and areas of interest.