Pune: Civic body to find hidden leprosy cases through a special awareness drive

In order to make Pune leprosy free a special meeting was held in the Pune Municipal Corporation today. A special drive to detect hidden cases and to increase awareness among people will be launched in the month of September in Pune

Pune: Civic body to find hidden leprosy cases through a special awareness driveWhereas, from July 15 to September 15, employees working under Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram will visit government schools in Pune and will examine kids for leprosy. Hidden childhood cases of leprosy will be then treated at government hospitals. Private practitioners have been advised to refer cases of leprosy if they find any to government hospitals or […]

#WorldLeprosyDay: Technician ropes in barber, bangle seller and tailor to detect leprosy in people

 World Leprosy Day seeks to end stigma and discrimination against people affected by leprosy. The global event also focuses on the target of zero cases of leprosy-related disabilities in children. With over two lakh new leprosy cases detected across the world every year, India is home to more than half of these

#WorldLeprosyDay: Technician ropes in barber, bangle seller and tailor to detect leprosy in peopleWorld Leprosy Day, held on the last Sunday of January every year, seeks to increase public awareness about leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease – a highly contagious infection caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae. This year’s theme for World Leprosy Day is ‘ending discrimination, stigma, and prejudice’. It is said that the majority of […]

#WorldLeprosyDay: Half of the leprosy patients in Maha are suffering from depression

One of two patients, undergoing leprosy treatment, is suffering from depression or mental illness. Experts say the major contributory factor is discrimination from society. On the eve of the #WorldLeprosyDay, My Medical Mantra spoke to the policymakers to understand what force the patients to slip into depression and what measures they are taking to eradicate leprosy

#WorldLeprosyDay: Half of the leprosy patients in Maha are suffering from depressionEvery year around 400 new cases of leprosy are reported in Mumbai. Moreover, India contributes to 60% of the new leprosy cases detected across the world. Maharashtra witnesses 15,000 new leprosy cases every year. One in every two patients in Maharashtra is suffering from acute depression. The feeling of loneliness, deserted by the family and […]

Maha govt launches ‘Sparsh’ campaign to raise awareness on leprosy  

In order to raise awareness about leprosy in the younger generation,  the ‘Sparsh campaign’ was launched from January 01 and will be observed till January 31. Through this campaign, children studying in municipal and Zilla Parishad schools will take a pledge not to mistreat or discriminate against people suffering from leprosy   

Maha govt launches ‘Sparsh’ campaign to raise awareness on leprosy  Even in today’s modern society, there is little to no awareness about leprosy among people. People suffering from leprosy are still ostracised from mainstream society. Many a times, we see that people who are affected with leprosy are shunned from society or are discriminated against in there day-to-day lives. For this, it is important to […]