Thursday, 21 November 2013

DAPCU Central Delhi Response to the Theme: Care and Support Services for PLHIVs in the Absence of CCCs

Problems faced after closing of CCCs
  • No exclusive In-patient care is now available for PLHIVs.
  • Difficulties in verification of addresses of clients to be registered in ARTCs and addresses of those couldn’t be verified by the ARTCs.
  • Scarcity in Couple Counseling, Nutritional Counseling etc. those were provided by CCCs.
  • Lack in Psychological, Social & Legal support necessary after community rejection.
  • Non-availability of Home Based Care for PLHIVs.

Measures have been taken to replace the services given by CCCs
  • Necessary in-patient care is being provided through Government Health Facilities those having staff sensitized on HIV-AIDS.
  • Staff of ARTCs is supported by TI-NGOs, ICTCs and DAPCU in the verification of addresses of PLHIVs.
  • All type of necessary counseling is provided by the staff of ARTCs and ICTCs to PLHIVs.
  •  Psychological, Social & Legal supports are provided DLN of PLHIVs, TI-NGOs and coordinated by DAPCU.

Integration of In-Patient and Out-Patient Services in the existing Government Health Facilities
  • Authorities and Medical Officers of the Existing Government Health Facilities are requested with the support of IDHS-Central & District Administration to provide all necessary In-Patient and Out-Patient Services to PLHIVs with extra care.

Practices & Approaches adopted to provide medical care to PHIV within the district
  • Medical, Para-Medical & Non-Medical Staff of the Government Health Facilities are being regularly sensitized on HIV-AIDS and PLHIV’s related issues.
  • Stigma & Discrimination towards PLHIVs are being diminished in the Society through Advocacy Meetings, Mainstreaming Workshops, IEC activities in Mega Camps, Health Camps & School Health Melas.
  • PLHIVs are being educated about Social & Financial Benefit Schemes available for them. Details of the schemes are collected & compiled by DAPCU from different departments & institutions and shared with ARTCs and TI-NGOs for further sharing with PLHIVs.

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