Gaganand goes back to being his playful happy self

For the 13-year-old Gaganand, life was all about playing with friends. His days were filled with frolic and loads of fun. He loved playing cricket with his friends. But one day, two years ago, all this came to an abrupt end.

Gaganand was studying in Class 3 at that time. His mother, Savita Raju Rathore, noticed a discoloured patch on his body. As there was no sensation on the patch, she thought something was amiss and took him to the local doctor, who diagnosed him with leprosy.

Mental Health: Another human right of people affected by leprosy we must advocate for

India passed the Mental Healthcare Act 2017 on April 7, 2017, and it came into force from July 7, 2018. The Act seeks to fulfil India’s international obligation pursuant to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).