Sparsh Leprosy Campaign held at Budgam

30/01/2019 - 10/01/2019 Budgam

DC distributes healthcare kits among leprosy patients

Budgam, Jan 30:  On Sparsh Leprosy awareness campaign a daylong programme was organized by the Department of Health today at Chief Medical Office Budgam.

The Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar was chief guest on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion the DC stressed on the Health Department to create awareness for the eradication of disease from the district. She said that Leprosy disease is totally curable at all stages and is not a communicable disease and signs and symptoms help to detect the Leprosy cases.

She said that the disease is common infection like other infection and is as curable as others. Refuting the myths and social stigma associated with the disease, she said there is no need to feel panic about the disease.

She said at present there are only 12 patients in the district who are suffering from Leprosy and all of them are being provided medicines and required healthcare services free of cost.

Among other, CMO Budgam Dr Nazir Ahmad Dar, District Tuberculoses Officer Budgam, various other Medical Officers and officials also attended the awareness programme.

Meanwhile, the DC distributed healthcare kits consisting of blanket, shoes and gloves among the leprosy patients on the occasion.