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Anti-Leprosy Day being observed today

Anti-Leprosy Day

Today is Anti-Leprosy Day. The day, observed every year on the Martyrdom Day of Mahatma Gandhi, remembers his selfless efforts and care for the people affected by leprosy.

Anti-Leprosy day aims to make people aware of the real need to fight the infectious disease. A campaign named as the ‘Sparsh’ Leprosy Awareness Campaign, has been organised in all the Gram Sabhas throughout the country by the Central Leprosy Division of the Health Ministry.

The campaign carries important information about the disease to help affected people.

It includes free of cost multidrug therapy that is available at all government dispensaries, health centres and hospitals to provide complete treatment.

The facility is given to all the affected people as only timely treatment prevents disability caused due to the disease. Some important symptoms of leprosy are light colour patches, redness, swelling and nodule formation over the skin.

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