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

Around 8.66 crore people are expected to be surveyed through this campaign. The survey aims to include the examination of patients for leprosy, TB, high BP, diabetes, oral cancer, breast cancer and uterine cancer, and also create public awareness about lifestyle-related illnesses

Maharashtra: Special detection campaign for non-communicable diseases begins from todayCoinciding 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 […]

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

In the run-up to the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, a campaign to detect hidden leprosy and TB cases will be undertaken in 35 districts of Maharashtra. From September 13 to 27, this drive will find out undetected leprosy and TB cases

Pune: Govt to launch drive to detect Leprosy, TB casesThese 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 […]

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

Dr Harsh Vardhan writes to Ministers of Law and Justice, and Social Justice and Empowerment for amending 108 discriminatory laws against persons affected by Leprosy. The union health minister also wrote to Chief Ministers of 23 states/UTs for amending such laws in their states

‘Amend 108 discriminatory laws against leprosy patients,’ asks Dr Harsh VardhanDr 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 […]

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 […]

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

As the leprosy fortnight is currently being celebrated in Maharashtra, a unique initiative by Dehu Primary Health Centre (PHC), has made its own mark in the celebration

Dehu PHC takes a unique approach to involve kids in spreading awareness on leprosyThe 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 […]

#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 […]

Sassoon Hospital starts campaign to raise awareness on skin disorders

In a bid to create awareness on skin-related diseases, Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) in Pune has organised a ‘Skin Safar Rath.’ A special van has been having message on different skin-related diseases and it will be visiting 18 states, 26 cities and travel more than 11,000 km

Sassoon Hospital starts campaign to raise awareness on skin disordersSkin 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 […]

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

In order to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Sassoon General Hospital, (SGH), had arranged counselling for mentally ill patient’s relatives. The department of skin at Byramjee Jeejeebhoy General Medical College (BJGMC), Pune, in collaboration with Pune Cycle Pratishthan had also organised a cycle rally today to commemorate Swacha Twacha Diwas

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