DSC clinic’s senior health advisor, Mdm. Lalitha Nair, 58, counsels patients about sexual health matters. For 19 years, this veteran counselor has cared for patients from all walks of life, including students, housewives, businessmen and people living with HIV/AIDS.
Despite their varied backgrounds and stigma surrounding STIs, especially HIV in the early years, Lalitha never fails to show respect and encouragement toward this marginalized group, making a difference to their lives.
Lalitha has also been an active volunteer for the Action for AIDS (AfA) for the past 20 years. In 2009, she received a Life Award for her efforts and dedication as the longest serving volunteer in AfA. In 2007 and 2008, she also received the NHG Silver Award and consequently the NHG Gold Award in recognition for her exemplary conduct and excellent service to patients.