Mnth-long Drive From Sept 1 To Make District Leprosy-free | Kanpur News – Times of India

Kanpur: To make the district leprosy free, the health department will launch an intensive month-long leprosy search and regular monitoring campaign under national Leprosy Eradication programme from September 1. “The health department team will start the go door-to-door drive to identify patients with possible symptoms of leprosy so that their treatment can be started with immediate effect. Also, awareness programmes will be conducted during the campaign,” said district leprosy officer (DLO) Mahesh Kumar.
The campaign will be conducted in those rural and urban pockets where leprosy patients have been found in the last three years. As many as 783 teams have been formed in urban areas and 567 in rural areas for the campaign. A team consists of an ASHA worker and a male worker. The team will conduct a door-to-door survey and prepare a list of people with symptoms of leprosy, he added.
CMO Dr Alok Ranjan said leprosy was not a disease of untouchability. Do not discriminate against leprosy patients. It is similar to common diseases, which were cured by Multi Drug Therapy (MDT). But if not treated on time, this disease could also take a big form.