Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Health Minister
Sham Lal Sharma asked personnel from various departments
to initiate a comprehensive public campaign against HIV/AIDS
and promote protective services against the deadly virus.
Officers, local public representatives and field
functionaries of different departments should put their
sincere efforts to initiate a comprehensive campaign to
mobilise people against this life consuming disease, he said
as flagged off the Red Ribbon Express (RRE), a multi media
supported exhibition on HIV/AIDS at Udhampur Railway Station,
about 65-kms from here yesterday.
The Minister also called upon students to share the noble
responsibility of spreading the message regarding prevention
and control HIV/AIDS.
The RRE is an initiative of the National AIDS Control
Organisation (NACO) in collaboration with National Rural
Health Mission (NRHM), Ministry of Railways, UNICEF,
Hindustan Latex Family Planning Promotion Trust and the Rajiv
"Let us strive together to make our society and country a
healthy and prosperous by achieving excellence in every
field", he said and hoped that RRE would prove a great
help in disseminating information, developing an understanding
about the disease to reduce stigma and discrimination against
the people living with HIV/AIDS.