Patna: Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey said that on the occasion of the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the health department is running an Sparsh Leprosy Eradication Awareness Campaign which will be celebrated as a fortnight till February 13.
Mangal Pandey said that during the fortnight, a meeting was organized in the government and non-government offices up to the block level.
In this, after giving information related to leprosy, the work of getting the resolution was done by the head of the office. During the entire fortnight, programs will be organized under the Corona Protocol.
Health Minister Mangal Pandey said that during the fortnight from February 01 to February 13, the officials of the leprosy department would visit the villages with the help of ASHA and make people aware of leprosy. Whereas leprosy patients will be identified and treated free of cost.
Bihar Health Minister said that there are many misconceptions in the society regarding leprosy, which needs to be worked out. Immediate treatment on the appearance of leprosy symptoms can prevent deformity, disability.
“We need that wherever we see leprosy patients, they should be taken to the hospital immediately. For this people need to be aware.”
Mangal Pandey said that from the primary health center to the district hospital and medical colleges, there is a system of free examination and treatment. Multi drug therapy (MDT) is used to treat leprosy.
Complete cure of leprosy is possible with regular and full dosage of this medicine. The health department is working in a planned manner for proper treatment of such patients.