LAHORE: The Punjab AIDS Control Programme (PACP) organised a medical camp for transgender individuals at Mughalpura on Tuesday.
The camp was part of the programme’s drive to scale up services for the transgender community. It was organised in collaboration with the Akhuwat Khawaja Sara Rehab Programme. At the camp, 100 transgender people were screened for hepatitis C, HIV, blood sugar levels and other ailments. In addition to this, PACP Treatment Coordinator Dr Hira Khan provided medical advice regarding nutrition, hygiene and life style changes which can help prevent cardiac and gastro intestinal problems.
“Vaccinations and counselling sessions for communicable and non-communicable diseases was also provided at the camp,” Khan added.
PACP has been trying to upscale the services for transgender people by facilitating priority treatment and rehabilitation for HIV/AIDS patients. They are also working towards enhancing counselling sessions while ensuring the provision of broad-based healthcare services.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 13th, 2018.