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Delhi to Fund HIV/AIDS Treatment for the Poor
Hindustan Times – New Delhi, India, 6/30/2012
Providing relief to thousands of poor people suffering from HIV and AIDS, Delhi becomes the first state to fund their treatment. Launched by the Delhi government, the below poverty line population suffering from HIV and AIDS and living on anti-retroviral treatment (ART) will be given Rs. 1,000 per month under the scheme. Infected orphans, destitute or abandoned children will be given a monthly amount of Rs. 2,050 till they turn 18.
State’s Key Partner in AIDS Fight Will Close Down Today
The Times of India – Chennai, India, 6/30/2012
One of the Tamil Nadu government`s strongest partners in the fight against HIV and AIDS, Apac-VHS, operational since 1995, will close on June 30, 2012 as funding from USAID has ended. In its last meeting with state health secretary Girija Vaidyanathan on June 29, 2012, director Joseph Williams said all its HIV and AIDS projects had been handed over to the Tamil Nadu State AIDS Control Society (TANSACS).
Sensitive Issue: Bill on Reproductive Health Opposed
Tribune, Pakistan, 6/30/2012
Kashmala Tariq, Secretary Information of Pakistan Muslim League, has opposed Attiya Inayatullah Bill on Reproductive Health introduced on June 29, 2012 in the meeting of Standing Committee on Human Rights. ‘We are in Islamic Republic of Pakistan and all the laws are (to be) in conformity with Islam, Quran, Sunnah and Constitution,’ Kashmala said in a statement.
Now, West Bengal Mulls Drop Boxes for Abandoned Babies
The Indian Express – Kolkata, India, 6/29/2012
Cradles or drop boxes at state-run hospitals for unwanted babies is an idea being mulled by a West Bengal minister to prevent them from being abandoned in garbage vats, railway stations and public places. Women and Social Welfare minister Sabitri Mitra hoped that the measure if implemented would prevent illegal adoption rackets.
Awareness the Key to Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse
The Times of India – Bangalore, India, 6/29/2012
Instances of child sexual abuse is on the rise in the recent past in Bangalore. According to experts, it is not an increase in the number of cases of child sexual abuse but an increase in number of instances reported. Recently many parents are coming forward to get their children tested for child sexual abuse and treatment, if required.