New Delhi: Dec 01, 2010
Few migrants who cross borders in search of work have access to health services, including HIV and AIDS treatment and support, said a new report launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Each year, 200 million migrations take place within India, which has prompted the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) to provide information on HIV and other sexually-transmitted diseases to migrants. "NACO has identified 200 districts from where the bulk of migrants travel. We’ve started services at the source, destination and transit points in work in 20 districts, which will be stepped up over the next few months," said K Chandramouli, director general, NACO.
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