Tahirpur Leprosy Complex writes to DCPCR, urges medicines for 28 colonies

New Delhi: In a letter to the Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR), the Resident Welfare Association (RWA) of Tahirpur Leprosy Complex sought help

from the child rights body for providing medicines to leprosy people.

Members from the commission visited the

area to assess their situation and will be writing to Sub-Divisional Magistrate for providing them with immediate assistance.

The RWA in its letter wrote: "During this pandemic, we the members of RWA of Tahirpur Leprosy Complex would like to bring your kind consideration that we need bandages, gauges, cotton, betadine, Dettol, cough syrup, paracetamol and sanitisers for leprosy people having wounds."

According to the letter, in the area there are 28 colonies, 863 families, 20 slum clusters and more than 1,400 children. "Most of the leprosy people are rickshaw pullers and labourers. They need ration to run their lives. If it is possible to do something for them, it will be good," RWA said in letter to DCPCR.

According to RWA members, most of the people who live in the area are very poor and after lockdown they are left with no work. "Most of the people are labourers, beggars and small-time vendors. Before COVID-19, they were earning some money but now they have nothing left," a RWA official said.

Later, DCPCR team visited the area to access the needs of these people. "We interacted with the residents and they have shared their problems with us. We will be writing to the concerned SDM of the area," said Samrah Mirza, a DCPCR member.

She further said that during meeting, residents were tensed about the present scenario. "We have assured that they will get proper help," she said.

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