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Delhi Govt to launch 14-day campaign to eradicate leprosy

Delhi Govt to launch 14-day campaign to eradicate leprosy

NEW DELHI: For early detection and prevention of leprosy, the Delhi government will launch a fortnight-long leprosy case detection campaign (LCDC) on Saturday in the national capital, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said.

The campaign, which will go on till November 23, will be conducted in eight districts of Delhi - Shahdara, North Delhi, North West Delhi, West Delhi, South West Delhi, South Delhi, Central Delhi and New Delhi.

"The fortnight-long activity will see field teams comprising ASHA workers and volunteers conducting door-to-door visits for screening and detecting hidden leprosy cases under the supervision of experts," Jain told reporters here.

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