1st. Trans Health Clinic open in Lucknow
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh State AIDS Control Society (UPSACS) in collaboration with JHU with YRG CARE joined to inaugurate the first ever Comprehensive Trans-Kinnar community Health Clinic in Northern India. The trans health clinic is ready for operation in the Hazratganj area of Lucknow, which is most accessible hub of trans-community. The Comprehensive Trans Health Clinic in Lucknow is first of its kind in Northern India, inaugurated by the Project Director UPSACS Smt. Anita C. Meshram IAS on 24th Sept 2021 in Lucknow.
Meshram shared at her inaugural speech that, “The quality of life of Trans community have been affected by many factors limiting them to come to the main stream. But by bringing the integrated service package to the community, they will be getting access to the social entitlements and Government schemes thereby will improve their lives. The Trans – Health Clinic activities will be coordinated with the UPSACS in collaboration with JHU and YRG CARE.”
Thomas Brigden – EJAF, ensured all support from EJAF and wish all the staffs and team for the successful functioning of the clinic. We are entering into new era with newer strategies, newer policies and reformed laws with the hope to see transformation in the lives of the Trans community.
Dr. Sunil Solomon, JHU, shared that it is important not to focus Trans community, but treat them with person centric attitude with all sorts of services which are required for the community.
Ramesh C. Srivastava, the Joint Director, UPSACS, said that a single window system should be campaigned so that maximum community people could avail the services.
A K Srikrishnan, YRG Care, mentioned that YRG established 3 Trans clinic in Hyderabad, Pune and Thane. Its experience will be brought into action in Uttar Pradesh. And we look to scale up in other districts in future with support from UPSACS and NACO.
Kaveesher Krishnan – YRG Care, shared that Trans community consultation held in August had led to shaping of the Trans Health Clinic identified in the Hazratganj location of Lucknow.
Dr. Heera Lal IAS – Additional Project Director, UPSACS. This is a world class clinic, with many other partners from different countries contributing towards its design and bring such resources and utilise in best possible way.
The State Program Officer Nabarun Sikdar, delivered the vote of thanks.