National Leprosy Eradication Program

National Leprosy Eradication Program is a component under the National Health Mission of the health ministry. It seeks to eradicate the disease using early detection by house-to-house screening and reference of suspected cases to medical officers. Leprosy is cured using a multi- drug therapy. Health workers in Himachal Pradesh are screening the population under the Him Suraksha Abhiyan. For the 1st time in years, none of the screened persons had any visible deformity (Grade 2 Disabilities).

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