HIV/AIDS and the 19–point commitment given by the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) to the Supreme Court of India in the Voluntary Health Association, Punjab versus the Union of India case, and necessary steps to be taken for implementation of the 19 points in Manipur, a one–day workshop on HIV/AIDS and law was held at the ICM, Lamphelpat this morning.With a basic objective of sensitising the people of Manipur on laws relating to
The workshop was organized by the Human Rights Law Network (HRLN), Manipur and a documentary film “I want to live” was also launched on the occasion. The film shows interviews with people from across the country, documentation of their experiences with access to healthcare services and treatment for HIV and AIDS over the last decade, along with comments of leaders of the movement for positive people’s rights to health throughout India, and their desire for change.
The workshop also discussed the Voluntary Health Association, Punjab versus Union of India and other cases before the Supreme Court and a list of proposed commitments approved by the Supreme Court. These commitments contain provisions for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA) in India to receive treatment, along with economic and other support.
Source: Kangla Online
Saturday, Feb 25th
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