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HIV+ kids barred from joining school

July 22, 2004 09:10 IST

Two HIV infected children have been barred by locals from joining class at a primary school near Kottiyoor in Kannur district of Kerala.

Eight-year old Akshara and her brother six-year-old Ananthu had come to the S N lower Primary school along with their HIV infected mother after securing admission to the school on Friday last, but were prevented by local people from entering the premises, the police said.

To avoid the situation from turning worse, the management of the school, which did not function on Wednesday, decided to close it down for two more days, they said.

Efforts were on to create an awareness among local people and parents of other children about AIDS.

The government has directed the authorities to ensure that the children were admitted to the school. However, even the
officials concerned reportedly did not come to the school to supervise the admission process.

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Number of User Comments: 6

Sub: The Children have to continue in the school

Its no fault of theirs... They should be let to continue their studies.

Posted by Sangeetha

Sub: HIV affected children not able to get admission in school in Kerala

It is so sad that HIV affected Indian Children are not able get admission in a school due to protest by their own people. It ...

Posted by N.V. Geetha

Sub: antony/officials should be sacked

At the time when Mrs.Sonia meeting Mr.mandela in forming an international forum on AIDS, a state ruled by a party headed by her unable to ...

Posted by nijam

Sub: When are we going to improve

So much for 100% literacy in the state!!! And wats the problem with these officials who were supposed to ensure that these kids get admitted...they ...

Posted by sachin

Sub: Creating Awareness is IMPORTANT...

This article raises doubt on whether the current awareness programmes on the HIV/AIDs disease is actually effective...Atleast the government should encourage more public participation to ...

Posted by Umesh Nambiar



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