An awareness campaign on HIV/AIDS and its preventive measures was organised by the Medical Department of the Tiruchi Railway Division here on Wednesday on the occasion of World AIDS Day.

P.V. Vaithialingam , Divisional Railway Manager, Tiruchi inaugurated the campaign at Tiruchi junction in the presence of M. Selvaraj, Additional Divisional Railway Manager; Dr. P. Velusamy, Chief Medical Superintendent, Railway Hospital, Golden Rock and senior railway officials.

As part of the campaign, para-medical staff of the Medical Department along with volunteers of St. John's Ambulance Brigade and Jamal Mohamed College, Tiruchi distributed pamphlets containing messages on HIV/AIDS, its symptoms, the way it spreads and its preventive measures, to travellers on board the Madurai – Chennai Vaigai Express as the train arrived at Tiruchi station.

The volunteers who carried placards also distributed leaflets to passengers waiting at the station as well as to the railway employees on the occasion.

Keywords: World Aids Day