Red Ribbon Express to arrive at Kathua on Jan 8

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KATHUA – To discuss the arrangements for welcoming the Red Ribbon Express at Kathua a meeting was convened under the chairmanship of District Development Commissioner, Kathua, Ms Zahida Parveen Khan..

Preparations for the Red Ribbon Express Train is arriving in Kathua on January 8 and will stay till January 9 would be jointly made by the district administration, Kathua and J&K State AIDS, Control Society.

Arrangements regarding this innovative venture on AIDS awareness were reviewed in the District Level officers meet. Red Ribbon Express train project is being implemented by M/O Health and Family welfare with the objective of increasing awareness and improving access to services for HIV/AIDS and communicable diseases including TB, Malaria and to increase accesses to reproductive and child health primarily in rural area of the country.

Red Ribbon Express consists of coaches displaying biomedical aspects of HIV /AIDS, display of education material with focuses on HIV/AIDS and associated care, support and treatment services. It also displays information on general health and hygiene and communicable diseases such as swine flu, TB and RCH services.   

In   the meeting a detailed presentation on Red Ribbon Express train was given by Resheesh Khajuria AD Publicity in which it was explained how this train will help mobilize HIV/AIDs awareness.

Project Director J&K State AIDs control Dr.Rakesh Khajuria explained the object and the role the Red Ribbon Express.

Speaking on the occasion, District Development Commissioner Kathua Zahida Parveen Khan assured all possible support for success of this programme.

Earlier, Dr. Sanjt K Chakravaty, consultant IEC, National AIDS Control Organization briefed the officers about the Red Ribbon Express train venture.

Deepika B.Thakur, Dy. Director IEC J&K State AIDS Control Society also spoke on the occasion.

ADDC Kathua Ajay Singh Jamwal, CPO Manoj Kapoor , CMO and CEO were also present on the occasion.

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