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The Department of Health has involved vulnerable groups such as drug addicts, transgender people, Targeted people and such people They suffer from HIV / AIDS in the social protection systems operated by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and say they are because of those forced by corona viruses Struggle for livelihood and protection.
The Ministry of Health received representations from civil society organizations and k representatives of the population, such as injecting drug users, the transgender community, female sex workers and people affected by HIV / AIDS, in relation to livelihood, nutrition and access to accommodation and other major services "badly affected," officials said on Thursday.
"The Department of Health is intensely concerned with the response of COVID-19 and has taken steps to ensure uninterrupted service delivery for those who need essential health care.
" The Department of Health provides essential measures Services related to medication and other treatments for people with HIV and key populations, but without social protection systems in terms of livelihood, nutrition and access to accommodation, etc. for these population groups, "said the Deputy Director General of the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) Dr. Shobini Rajan said in a letter to the Ministry of Social Justice:
"In this regard, we ask that you investigate and explain the matter or the possibility of involving the key population and people living with AIDS / HIV in different e Social protection systems supported by your ministry, "said the letter to the secretary in the ministry for social justice and empowerment.
The official also requested that government departments in the ministry be given advice / guidelines on what to do.
They can consult and coordinate project leaders, state AIDS control societies, who in turn ensure connection to these populations, social protection systems to partially meet their living, housing and nutrition needs, said Dr. Shobini Rajan in the letter.