Maharashtra: Special detection campaign for non-communicable diseases begins from today

Coinciding with the run-up to the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the state of Maharashtra, started a special patient search campaign has been launched in the state from today. This will continue till September 28. Under this campaign, nearly 8.66 crore people will be examined for various diseases. “This survey will cover all the […]

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Pune: Govt to launch drive to detect Leprosy, TB cases

These cases of leprosy will be then treated at government hospitals. Private practitioners are advised to refer cases of leprosy, if they find any, to government hospitals or to treat them at their facility. From September 13 to 27, this drive will find out hidden leprosy and TB cases. Government staff will visit houses and […]

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‘Amend 108 discriminatory laws against leprosy patients,’ asks Dr Harsh Vardhan

Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare today wrote a letter to the Union Minister of Law and Justice, Ravi Shankar Prasad and the Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment,  Thaawarchand Gehlot, seeking amendment of the existing discriminatory laws against persons affected by leprosy. “It will be a befitting tribute to […]

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

Whereas, 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 […]

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Dehu PHC takes a unique approach to involve kids in spreading awareness on leprosy

The PHC has made a team of three children who are studying in standard five. The team is performing a small skit on leprosy in different schools in Dehu cantonment area and around. The Maharashtra government has recently launched ‘Sparsh’ campaign to create awareness about leprosy among school going children. The ‘Sparsh’ campaign aim to […]

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

World 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 […]

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

Every 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 […]

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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 […]

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Sassoon Hospital starts campaign to raise awareness on skin disorders

Skin diseases like vitiligo and leprosy have a high incidence in India. People have many misconceptions on these diseases. There are many taboos which a person affected with a skin disease has to face. It is for this reason that SGH has organised a special initiative. The ‘clean skin, clean India’ will be the slogan […]

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Gandhi Jayanti: Sassoon Hospital raises awareness on mental health and skin disease

This unique cyclothon which was flagged off from BJGMC Pune by Hon. Dean Dr Ajay Chandanwale in presence of Dr Ajay Taware concluded at the historic Shaniwarwada. It was organised to create social awareness –‘Healthy body healthy skin, vitiligo is treatable and leprosy is curable.’ On this occasion Dean Dr Ajay Chandanwale congratulated dept. of […]

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