Today is Anti Leprosy Day. The ‘Sparsh’ Leprosy Awareness Campaign is being organized on 30th Januar, 2017 in Gramasabhas all over the country. The advert also pays homage to Fatherof the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. Here are some important information related to Leprosy –
- Complete treatment of Leprosy i.e. Multi Drug Therapy is available free of cost in all Government Dispensaries, Health Centres and Hospitals.
- Timely treatment prevents disability.
- Symptoms of Leprosy – light color patch, redness, swelling or nodule over the skin.
- On doubt of Leprosy, immediately contact nearest Government Dispensary, Health Centre or Hospital.
Issued in public interest by Central Lepsory Division, Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, www.nlep.nic.in, www.mohfw.nic.in, www.mygov.in
Supported by Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Yojana, National Health Mission and Swachh Bharat campaigns.