Continuing medical education on current trends in medical rehabilitation in leprosy

CUDDALORE (TAMIL NADU):  The Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rajah Muthiah Medical College, Chidambaram, Cuddalore district, Tamil Nadu, along with The Leprosy Mission Trust India’s (TLMTI) Partnership, Advocacy, Research, Training towards Inclusion (PARTI) project organised a continuing medical education (CME) lecture and workshop on current trends in medical rehabilitation in leprosy, for physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses, and postgraduate medical students in physical medicine and rehabilitation, in Chidambaram, on December 6.

Mr G. Manivannan, Senior Occupational Therapist (Orthopaedics) and programme manager of TLMTI’s PARTI project took classes on clinical aspects of leprosy, prevention of impairment and disability (POID), hand splinting, adaptive devices, reconstructive surgery, podiatry, and self-care training.

A total of 250 medical professionals attended the workshop and received a good understanding and knowledge of the interventions required for persons affected by leprosy with disabilities