Speaking at a discussion on migrants labourers and Aids at District Hospital in Madikeri organised by Health and Family Welfare department and District Aids Nodal unit, he said “one need to be disciplined in life.
The government and NGOs should join hands with each other in controlling Aids and creating an awareness. The state government had chalked out various programmes to control the spread of Aids in association with the NGOs. These programmes should reach the rural areas,” he added.
He said migrant labourers visit the district every year. He directed the officials to provide details on the migrant labourers. Madikeri Rotary Misty Hills past president B G Ananthashayana said “a large number of labourers come to Kodagu. Health of an individual is essential for a healthy society.”
Labour department Senior Inspector Yathiraj said medical facilities will be provided for the migrant registered labourers. The district has 1770 building construction labourers. The department had organised several programmes to create an awareness on HIV. District Scouts and Guides Chief Commissioner K T Baby Mathew and DHO Dr Shivaram Nayak also spoke.