How can one detect leprosy unless one knows how to detect?
Dr Milind Chavan, NLEP (National Leprosy Eradication Programme of the Government of India) coordinator, The Leprosy Mission Trust India (TLMTI), conducting a training workshop on leprosy, for government nursing staff in Palghar district, Maharashtra, on January 10. A total of 25 nursing staff attended the workshop.
Maharashtra accounted for 12% of the leprosy cases detected in India during 2015-16, with 15,695 new cases. This was the third highest in the country, with Uttar Pradesh (22,777) and Bihar (16,185) occupying the first and second slots. In Maharashtra, Palghar district topped the new case detection chart, with 514 cases.
With its deep leprosy expertise,TLMTI supports the National Leprosy Eradication Programme of the Government of India by training its staff on leprosy, among others.