World AIDS Day observed in Lakhimpur district
Laying stress on this year's theme 'Equalise', the World AIDS Day-2022 was observed in Lakhimpur district along with the rest of the globe.
LAKHIMPUR: Laying stress on this year's theme 'Equalise', the World AIDS Day-2022 was observed in Lakhimpur district along with the rest of the globe. On this occasion, special awareness drives on AIDS were initiated by Lakhimpur District Health Services in association with Prerona, a non-governmental organization.
As a part of the programmes, an awareness rally was taken out in North Lakhimpur town with the participation of health care personnel and public. It was followed by an awareness meeting which was organized in the conference hall in the office of the Joint Director, Lakhimpur District Health Services. It was chaired by Joint Director Dr. Apurba Kumar Sarmah.
Taking part in the event, AIDS Control Officer, Dr Jagadish Goswami said, "The theme 'Equalize' is a call to action. It is a call to action for all of us to pursue the tried-and-true methods required to redress disparities and aid in the eradication of AIDS." According to him there are 170 AIDS cases in Lakhimpur district at present.
On the other hand, a health camp was organized at Lakhimpur Commerce College on the occasion of World AIDS Day. It was organized by the Red Ribbon Club of the college in active collaboration with District Health Society. The health camp was inaugurated by Dr Lohit Hazarika, Principal of the college, in which the objective of the day was explained by Dr Dadul Rajkonwar, Programme Officer of Red Ribbon Club.
Dr Ayan Das, Medical Officer, Mobile Medical Unit-Lakhimpur district (MMU-100) attended the health camp as attending doctor. Health workers Kabita Pachoni (LT, MMU-100), Gurishmita Gogoi (ANM, MMU-100), Nabanita Bhuyan (ANM, MMU-100) and pharmacist Irfan Haque assisted in providing various services and care in the day-long health camp. Teaching and non-teaching staff of the college and students were provided free health check-ups including checking blood pressure, blood sugar and injury cases in the health camp. Students were also given counselling on prevention of AIDS by the visiting health team as part of the health camp. Free medicines were distributed among students and college staff and dressings of injuries, blood tests were also done in that health camp.