Since 2000, many health related programmes and activities were taken up, mainly health Checkup camps, educational programmes for STI/HIV/AIDS, Leprosy and other common health related problems for the students and public at large at various places and time. These all were taken up with the co-ordination of local NGOs, government and social organizations.Hence AVERT(AIDS Virus Education Research Trust)had selected the Nagpur District Red Cross for organizing AIDS week.

The city has got many professional colleges, industries including migrant labors and slum. Three National High-Ways pass through the city and many students all over India join different colleges. Extra-marital sexual activities are rampant here. This gave impetus for the Indian Red Cross Society, Nagpur to take up two Intervention projects for Truckers &FCSWs with collaboration with MSACS (Maharashtra State Aids Control Society), Mumbai and Targeted Intervention (TI) project for Ganga-Jamuna (The Red Light Area).

There is well-identified Red Light Area known as Ganga-Jamuna, where almost 3800 plus FSWs are present, of which 0.1% are HIV+ve. Further intervention as under:

  • HID/AIDS Awareness programme for Female Sex Workers
  • Prevention of pulse polio Programme
  • Social Entitlements (BPL Ration Card, Aadhar Card, Pan Card, Voting Card, Birth certificate, etc)
  • Sanjay Gandhi Niradhar Scheme camp organized for PLHIV
  • Condom promotion
  • FSW rehabilitation
  • Dry rations during Covid 19 pandemic

Monitoring and Evaluation visits

  • Dr. T. L. N. Prasad, NACO, New Delhi, Dr. V.R. ShegaokarAsso. Prof. GMC, Nagpur, Dr. S.G. Joshi Prof. Microbiology GMC, Nagpur. Dr. Y. N. Muley, Joint Director MSACS Mumbai visited IRCS Nagpur District Branch for monitoring &evaluation.
  • Mr. NitinKamrishi, TSU-NACO Delhi visited IRCS Nagpur District Branch regarding condom promotion.
  • Dr. Poonam Puri, Sr. dermatologist & Dr. ManjuBala, Sr. clinical sociologist, Regional STI Centre Safdarjang, Hospital, New Delhi visited STI Clinic at IRCS Nagpur to observe it’s functioning in brothel base area.
  • Dr. T. L. N. Prasad, NACO, New Delhi, Dr. RaghuramRao, APD, Dr. KapilAher TSU MSACS, Mrs. AmitaAbichandani TI Specialist & Dr. Nita Rao, RS, Mr. NitinBhowate DM, visited IRCS Nagpur District Branch & discussed ongoing project activities and field work with the staff.
  • Dr. Sunil Khaparde DDG, NACO, Delhi visited STI clinic at IRCS Nagpur & observed other programme activities.
  • IRCS Nagpur District Branch staff along with volunteers visited the Hon’ble Dr. Harsh Vardhan,UnionHealthMinister about health issue at Delhi.