Delhi government to launch leprosy detection campaign

  • | Friday | 9th November, 2018

The campaign, which will go on till November 23, will be conducted in eight districts of Delhi – Shahdara, North Delhi, North West Delhi, West Delhi, South West Delhi, South Delhi, Central Delhi and New Delhi. New Delhi: For early detection and prevention of leprosy, the Delhi government will launch a fortnight-long leprosy case detection campaign (LCDC) on Saturday in the national capital, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader said that currently Delhi has one case of leprosy among 10,000 people, which makes a total of 2,000 leprosy patients. A flagship campaign of the National Leprosy Eradication Programme, the LCDC will involve forming various committees to plan and implement the LCDC, Jain’s office said in a statement. Under the campaign, it said, supervision of house-to-house search activities is done through identified field supervisors.

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