'Awareness on leprosy in February'

Speaking at the officials meet, he said for the survey on leprosy, 10 teams will be constituted.

He directed the officials concerned to collect complete details on the leprosy in the district. The team will create an awareness for five days in 140 schools, SC/ST hostels. Leprosy patients will be treated at St Joseph Leprosy hospital, Kankanady, KMC, K S Hegde hospital, Fr Mullers Hospital, A J Medical College, Wenlock Hospital, Family Welfare Centre, Jeppu, Kadri, Kuloor, Attavar, Bejai, Ladyhill. The treatment facility is also available at Railway dispensary, NMPT Hospital. NGOs should co-ordinate in the eradication of the disease.

Between 1999-2000, 149 patients suffering from leprosy have been identified. DHO Dr Jagannath, Dr Vijay, Leprosy Nodal Officer Dr T N Lobo, and others were present.

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