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Drugs and HIV -AIDS in Meghalaya: workshop

Source: interesting in the box
Cases of young women addicted to drugs and alcohol are on the rise in Meghalaya and the addiction might often lead them to plunge into the sex trade. This was revealed in a joint survey by UNODC and an NGO Manbha Foundation carried out in various parts of the city. "During the three-month-long survey in 2008, we came across around 50 female drug users," Dr Rica Lamar, Director Manbha Foundation said There are 17,833 drug users in Meghalaya with Jaintia Hills topping the list with 5398 followed by East Khasi Hills 5113 and Ri-Bhoi district with 2397, according to Dr Lamar.
"Once a person gets into the habit, she has to find means to support it and could therefore get into commercial sex, exposing themselves to the risk of HIV-AIDS," she said.
Lamenting the absence of a State-owned counseling-cum-health centre, she said female alcoholics and addicts are often denied treatment facilities.

Shri. Prashant Mahamuni
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Lions Seva Bharathi Hospital conducts blood donation camp

Source: ravichandrans blog
bangalore. RSS - IT Milans, in association with Lions Seva Bharati Hospital has organised a blood donation camp on April 11, 2010, Sunday from 9.00AM to 1.00PM at Lions Seva Bharati Hospital, Varthur Road, Munnaikolala.