Transgender Community to get special medical care at Sabrang clinic

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Lucknow: To add colors of happiness in the lives of transgenders, a health clinic dedicated to them has been opened in Lucknow. This is the first such clinic in North India exclusively for the transgender community. This clinic has been opened in Tehsinganj near Thakurganj in Lucknow, in which transgenders will not only get health benefits but their everyday problems will also be solved.

This clinic has been named Sabrang Clinic. Voluntary organization in collaboration with UP State AIDS Control Society (UPSAX) Y.R.G. This effort by CARE will greatly benefit the transgender community. Society’s Additional Project Director Dr. Heera Lal told in his presidential address in the virtual meeting that transgenders will be able to get health counseling and treatment of sexual diseases in this clinic. Apart from this, mental health counseling will also be available from trained counselors. They will also get medicines free of cost.

He informed that the organization intends to open similar clinics in other districts as well. Addressing the state level virtual meeting, he said that there is a need to publicize this clinic as much as possible so that every transgender knows about it and can use the clinic on time. Y.R.G. Dr. Sandhya Krishnan, National Program Manager of CARE, spoke about the utility of the clinic.

He told that transgenders can get their Aadhaar card made and updated in this clinic. Apart from this, cooperation will also be given in common needs like connecting them with social welfare schemes, registering them in transgender portal, making ID cards and opening bank accounts. In the meeting, Rachna Mudrabonia, a transgender health expert from Telangana, spoke about HIV and AIDS. Manisha  conducted the meeting.

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