Reaching the Unreached
Coodu TRUST started a short stay home for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHA) and Drug de-addiction centre is operational in the same centre at Mylampatti, Tharagampatti (post), Karur district in the month of November 2007. The home is managed by efficient staff team includes a part time Doctor, Trained Staff Nurses, Counselor, Outreach workers, Lab Technician, Cook and a Watchman. The short stay home is equipped with 10 beds, Lab and kitchen facilities. The beneficiaries are members and known persons from the women SHG groups managed by Coodu Trust. The home is having separate wards for female and Male. With the well equipped Kitchen
Twenty seven patients were provides comprehensive care for prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation on addiction abuses. Fifty seven family members were given counseling on different health and family issues at this centre.
World AIDS Day, observed December 1st each year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection. It is common to hold memorials to honor persons who have died from HIV/AIDS on this day. At Karur district a rallies cum street play was conducted and convened with the participation of 1200 persons emphasizing the theme of “Stop AIDS. Keep the Promise – Lead – Empower – Deliver” with local elected representatives along with Self Group Members and PLHA in the presence of the officials from the health departments on 1st Dec. “Samapandhi Bojana” was organized for those participants at Madha mahal at Tharampatty village of Kadavur block of Karur district on the same day.