Faced by organisations in the rehabilitation of Multi Partner Sex Females in clouded Ms Mary Alphones , Principal of Nirmal Niketan , Ms Rohini Fernandes of St Catherine's Home and Dr Iswar Gilada , Director of Indian Health Organisation
An immediate and long term policy was chalked_out by the members which will be presented to the high court on Thursday.The committee had decided that the major issue for the rehabilitation of MPSEs is accommodation considering the fact that the rehabilitation homes do in to have adequate infrastructure.A list of possible shelters that can be used by the state as remand homes will be prepared by Ms Mary Allophones and submitted to the court.
The latest death occurred at a home in Denier last week , said Dr. I. S. Gilada
of the Indian Health Organisation.Over 50 Percent of the girls at the homes were HIV positive , Dr Gilada
Since March , the rescued prostitutes , many of whom are also afflicted by tuberculosis , have been succumbing to their illnesses.Dr Gilada
said two to three girls were likely to die every two months at the present rate.
Meanwhile , Mr. Vinod Gupta of Savdhan a public charity trust working with prostitutes , said that he
had received commitments from six to seven non government organisations in Nepal in_connection_with the rehabilitation of Nepali girls , Mr. Gupta said in a letter sent to him in April Agroforestry Basic Health and Cooperative Nepal had said that they were willing to rehabilitate all the 218 Nepali girls who were presently kept in remand homes.
On evaluation of the medical state of the girls and the conditions in_which they were kept Mr. Gilada
said that about three deaths were likely to occur every two months.
THE MUMBAI AGE
In Mumbai alone , AIDS with kill 10 , 000 people a month by the end century , says Dr. I S. Gilada
, a leading India AIDS expert.India
, the world's second most populous country , will squander the hard-earned gains it has made on health care and education since winning independence in 1947.Its economy , already tenuous , will collapse , and AIDS will pull the country into a black hole of despair unlike anything seen in this century.
Most of India's national politicians and public health officials are in a state of denial.And in Mumbai top politicians and police officials don't care because they are in league with the Mafia that runs the fabulously lucrative flesh trade , exchanging blanket protection for cash payoff and donations to campaign war chests.The corruption reaches the top rung of political parties in New_Delhi.
The situation , according to Dr. I S Gilada
of the Indian Health Organisation ( IHO ) , which is trying to mobilise prostitutes in_order_to help them fight for the right to sexual health , is serious , Nearly 60 per_cent of the prostitutes are HIV positive , while 20 per_cent have developed full blown AIDS.He
feels that separate hospital wards for AIDS patients will not be helpful as it will only render patients more vulnerable to discrimination and ostracism.
The city has just one fully equipped AIDS ward at the JJ Hospital
As the initial symptoms are mostly and they are treated along with other patients in the same wards says the man who hoped to make condom use mandatory among Kamathipura prostitutes.
But even as all this talk goes on Sheela struggles playing hopscotch taking care not to spoil the still wet mehendi pattern or her
fragile , little hand.This 15 years old Garhwali girl was brought to the brothel by her