Worls Leprosy was celebrated on 26th jan 2017
An awareness programme followed by lunch was arranged and about 110 Leprosy patients attended this event.
The main issues discussed were:
1, The importance of Early detection and regular treatment.
2, The important of living in a hygienic environment.
3, Attitude of general public to leprosy patients
various programmes discussed for betterment of their life.
The Deputy director of leprosy attended the function with staff and given speech and other benefits.
Thanks to all you wonderful donors – another person has been given a fresh lease of life.
Leprosy is a simple, but enigmatic disease. There are more factors misunderstood than comprehended and more issues unresolved than answered, case detection trend is definitely one of them. Ever since the introduction of MDT, a number of changes have occurred, more in the way, Leprosy control has been implemented, than in the understanding of the disease. Unfortunately we are focused more on the way the programme behaves, rather than the way the disease behaves.
The fact that despite several awareness programmes, Leprosy afflicted persons delay in getting treated mainly due to these factors. (a) Financial reasons (b) Domestic circumstances (c) The fact that despite has harbouring bacilli, the affected persons feels per perfectly fit for a long time, have delay seeking medical advice. (d) Long incubation period of the bacilli delay the appearance of early signs.