A one-day combined camp on HIV and AIDS was held on February 18 at Tzudikong Town community Hall.
MLA and advisor NBDA, L. Temjen Jamir who was the chief guest while speaking on the theme “Together we can!”, said the elected leaders at the highest level decided to extend support towards HIV response in the state.
Likewise, he called upon key stakeholders i.e. administration, Churches, town council and panchayats, women association (Watsu), youth, students, intellectuals, NGOs to take the ownership in addressing the prevailing HIV issues in the community and offer holistic care and support to those people living with HIV.
SDO (C), Tuli, Chubatemjen, delivered the welcome address, while Takusangla, project manager, DIC, Tzudikong highlighted the current scenario of HIV and AIDS.
SMO, Tuli, Dr. Amenla, shared on the basics of HIV and AIDS and the services available in Tuli sub division.
Wapang of NMP+ shared on how one can live positively, and thanked all key stakeholders for extending their support and also requested them for their continual support in prevention, care and support towards HIV and AIDS.
During short open interaction, it was recommended that HIV and AIDS issues concerning awareness programme on HIV and AIDS, reducing stigma, blood test, involvement of people living with HIV and AIDS, care and support for People Living with HIV and AIDS be initiated through core committee on HIV and AIDS comprised of all the key stakeholders of Tzudikong headed by administration for bringing greater impact to the cause.
The programme was organised by NNP+, Ao Students Union Tzudikong in collaboration with Legislature Forum and attended by more than 300 key stakeholders.
(With inputs from DIPR)