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MYSORE, India, May 3 (UPI) -- The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has given $200 million for AIDS prevention in India, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

The money is establishing 50 clinics in the country's hardest-hit states to pitch safe sex to prostitutes and the truckers who are their primary clients.

The clinics are set up at highway truck stops and run by local "partners," including trucking and oil companies.

The foundation will also enlist prostitutes to sell the prevention message to their peers at other clinics, training them to help with research and even narrate PowerPoint presentations. The effort is getting marketing help from cricket stars and trying to enlist Bollywood icons.

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One of the main accused in the "morgue racket"
unearthed by the Mysore police recently, Ravichandra,
while denying his involvement in the case, alleged
that the Professor of Forensic Medicine at the Mysore
Medical College, Panduranga Shenoy, was involved in
it.

Speaking to presspersons here today, Dr. Ravichandra
alleged that Dr. Shenoy's statement that he was not
involved in the case was false.

The bodies were loaded into the vehicle by two
part-time employees in the presence of Dr. Shenoy, he
charged. Seeking action against those involved in the
incident, he urged the Government to conduct a "fair"
probe. He charged the college authorities with trying
to save Dr...


The Mysore Medical College will conduct a year-long workshop on ‘AIDS’ for paramedical staff of KR, Chaluvamba and PK TB hospitals in the City.

The Karnataka State AIDS Prevention Society, Bangalore, and Director of Medical Education would monitor the programme. Hanumanthappa, nodal officer AIDS, would train 2,000 paramedical staff consisting of nurses, lab technicians, ward boys, ayahas. The programme would create awareness among the primary health care providers to handle HIV positive patients.


New twist to 'morgue racket' in Mysore

One of the main accused in the "morgue racket"
unearthed by the Mysore police recently, Ravichandra,
while denying his involvement in the case, alleged
that the Professor of Forensic Medicine at the Mysore
Medical College, Panduranga Shenoy, was involved in
it.

Speaking to presspersons here today, Dr. Ravichandra
alleged that Dr. Shenoy's statement that he was not
involved in the case was false.

The bodies were loaded into the vehicle by two
part-time employees in the presence of Dr. Shenoy, he
charged. Seeking action against those involved in the
incident, he urged the Government to conduct a "fair"
probe. He charged the...


An alleged racket in trade in human dead bodies has
come to light in Mysore city. Acting on specific
information, the city police intercepted a car
carrying four unclaimed human bodies to two ayurvedic
colleges in Mundargi and Haveri in North Karnataka for
anatomy studies, near here on Thursday evening.

Police sources said the car was intercepted at Kesare
on the outskirts of the city and the were bodies
recovered. The bodies have been embalmed and kept in
the mortuary of the Mysore Medical College (MMC).

However, the car driver Salim, who is said to be into
legal transportation of dead bodies, was apparently
kept in the dark about the illegal trade. Besides, he
had...






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