Do not be afraid of leprosy, timely treatment is necessary IG News

Chitradurga J. 31: No need to fear leprosy. If it is treated in time, leprosy can be completely cured, said the in-charge district health and family welfare officer Dr. Renu Prasad said. After inaugurating the Sparsh Leprosy Awareness Campaign Jatha program at the district hospital on Monday by showing the green signal, he spoke about this, leprosy is a completely curable disease, leprosy can be completely cured if diagnosed early and prescribed complete treatment and regular exercise. Multi-drug treatment is available free of cost in all government hospitals. Let’s remove the stigma and discrimination attached to leprosy and let leprosy patients live with dignity in the mainstream of the society, he said. In the procession that traveled through the main streets of the city with the slogan “Let’s fight against leprosy and let’s make leprosy history”, awareness was created about leprosy. District Leprosy Control Officer Dr. Chandrasekhar Kambalimath, Taluk Health Officer Dr. BV Girish, District Health Education Officer Krishnanayaka, District Health Supervisor MB Hanumanthappa, District Deputy Health Education Officer Gouramma, Taluk Health Education Officer NS Manjunath, Moogappa, D.L. Office DNT Team Supervisors Y. Tippesi, K. Rajendra Prasad, Chandrappa M, Kiran U, Manjunath PMW, Asha workers and students of Paramedical College, among others participated in the programme.