Warangal Urban: Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation (GWMC) commissioner Pamela Satpathy on Friday said the corporation was looking at various avenues of employment opportunities for transgenders under the GWMC limits to ensure that they lead a dignified life.
In a first of its kind attempt, the GWMC set up a generic drug store at Warangal bus station in the city and handed over the operatioins of the shop to a transgender.
Speaking after inaugurating ‘Laukyam Generic Pharmacy,’ Pamela said the corporation had taken the special initiative of setting up the pharmacy. “We are trying to empower the transgender community by helping them in different ways and help them to lead a dignified life and attain social equality in society,” she added.
“The generic drugs would be available at 1/3 of the price compared to other branded ones. The use of generic medicines would benefit poor patients and economically disadvantaged groups. Setting up a pharmacy in such a commercial area would benefit both transgender and poor patients. Transgenders were already assigned the maintenance of the community toilets as well as public toilets and Loo Cafes (luxury) in several parts of the city.
They were also trained in raising the nurseries by the Self Help Groups (SHGs),” the commissioner said. Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) State managing committee member and Congress leader EV Srinivas Rao, MEPMA Supervisor Prasanna Rani, Transgender Association President Laila, members Siri, Sneha, Ashwini, Reshma and staff of the GWMC have participated in the programme.
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