The Bihar government is distributing free condoms and contraceptives to migrant workers after exempting them from the 14-day compulsory obligation of COVID-19. The Bihar State Health Society (BSHS) has launched a new campaign to encourage expatriate workers towards family planning. Asha (Recognized Social Health Worker) Health workers and Assistant Nurse Midwives (ANM) have joined the state government’s efforts to provide disguised migrants with condoms and contraceptives during their home screening survey.
“Health workers not only provide advice on their family planning but also packets of their condoms, contraceptives and pregnancy kits when they leave migration centers for separation and isolation,” said a BSHS official.
The state government has started distribution in Gopalganj, Jamui, Samastipur, Supal, Saran, Rohta and East Champaran districts. More than 20,000 packets have already been distributed in Gopalganj district, said Gopalganj Civil Surgeon T.N. Singh said in a statement.
There are initiatives to curb population growth. The exercise took effect on May 20.
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Even the state government is taking preventive measures to control the population in densely populated states. Migrant workers are demanding that the government provide jobs and food grains instead of condoms and contraceptives.
“They have not been able to provide adequate food and clean toilets in our segregation centers but are giving condom packets as riders’ gifts to maintain social distance … what more can the government mock us,” Hindu Cited Says one immigrant worker.
Another immigrant from the government said, “The government should distribute food grains without condoms and contraceptives and create jobs for us.