AIIMS take steps to check crank calls to women AIDS counsellors

New Delhi, Feb 20 : Women counsellors at the AIDS helpline of the All
India Institute of Medical Sciences are up against crank callers who
ask obscene questions in the name of sex counselling and AIIMS is
taking steps to check them, Parliament was informed today.

Minister of State for Health Panabaka Lakshmi admitted in a written
reply that male crank callers tend to ask ”irrelevant and
objectionable questions.” The AIDS Education and Training Cell of
AIIMS, which runs the helpline, has warned the crank callers that
police action be taken against them. It has also installed caller ID
phone so that their phone numbers could be noted, she informed.

After taking these action, number of obscene and crank calls have come
down significantly, she added.

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