Kerala has been a state of emergency for nearly five years and the country is facing a shortage of healthcare workers.
The state’s healthcare minister said that he had no plans to extend the emergency to the rest of the country.
“We have been asked to extend it to other states,” state Health Minister A.G. Srivatsan told reporters in Kerala’s capital, Kerala state.
“There is no plan to extend this to other States.”
The number of registered people with HIV/AIDS in Kerala stands at 5,200.
The number is expected to climb to 7,000 in the coming days.
“I have not made a decision on whether or not to extend emergency to other parts of the state,” Srivat said.
“This is a matter for the state government.”
The health minister said he was in the process of reaching out to other government departments to find ways to provide healthcare to the population.
In an interview with The Associated Press in February, Kerala’s Health Minister J.V. Venkatachalam said the state had more than 5,000 registered people who were in need of healthcare.
He said there were “no plans” to extend state-run health services to people who had not been registered.
Sravathi Kumar, the deputy director general of the national health insurance scheme (NHIS), told Al Jazeera that it was “a big relief” to have the emergency lifted.
“It means that they can begin the reconstruction of the healthcare system,” Kumar said.
The government has offered to provide free healthcare to those who need it.
“If the situation is as bad as it is right now, we are all for it,” he said.
Kerala has seen a surge in cases of HIV/Aids in the last five years, mainly in rural areas.
The rate of HIV infection has been declining in the state.
Kerala is one of the few states in the country to have a compulsory HIV test in schools.
Kerala’s health minister has said the government is providing free healthcare for people who do not have insurance and do not want to pay a fee.
Sri Lanka has also taken measures to boost the HIV/ Aids crisis.
Last year, President Mahinda Rajapaksa announced a $4.5 billion (£2.2 billion) package to tackle the HIV epidemic in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
In October last year, he announced the creation of a HIV/ AIDS Trust Fund to help people who have been exposed to the virus and support HIV testing.
In August, Sri Lanka’s health ministry said that the country’s national HIV index had dropped to 99.
The health ministry did not say how many people had tested positive for HIV in Sri Lanka.
A year ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) said the rate of new infections was the highest in the world, with more than 20 million people living with HIV.