The Meghalaya Legislators Forum on HIV/AIDS has decided to provide essential commodities to over 1,500 people living with HIV/AIDS who are affected by the ongoing lockdown due to the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic.
The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Assembly Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh on Monday and Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma and Leader of Opposition Mukul Sangma.
Addressing media persons, Lyngdoh informed that the proposal from the Meghalaya AIDS Control Society (MACS) to distribute dry rations to people living with HIV/AIDS was discussed during the meeting of the Forum.
“Accordingly, we have decided that dry rations will be provided to them,” he said.
According to him, there are around 1,574 people who are availing treatment for HIV/AIDS and 202 are children.
“We have also decided to quarterly meet these children who are living with HIV/AIDS,” Lyngdoh informed.