The journey from the pavement to the classroom – Leprosy was not a stumbling block for Rishu

The ward nurse in the ulcer ward of TLM Muzaffarpur Hospital, Bihar, visits Suman Devi every day for dressing her ulcer. She has been doing this for a month now. Suman Devi first visited TLM Muzaffarpur Hospital a few years back where she was diagnosed with leprosy. The physician there put her on multidrug therapy (MDT). She was cured, but leprosy damaged the nerves on the skin’s surface on her legs resulting in loss of sensation. That led to ulcer (a secondary complication of leprosy) and now she is in the hospital for ulcer treatment.

A day to remind us to recognise, protect, and promote child rights

The Leprosy Mission Trust India’s (TLMTI) Children Unite for Action (CUFA) project celebrated Child Rights Day on November 20 at Muzaffarpur in Bihar and Purulia in West Bengal involving hundreds of children. The children took out rallies in their villages proclaiming rights of children and exhorting the people to recognise, respect, and promote child rights. Free medical camps were also organised for children as part of the celebration.