DC Pulwama reviews sparsh leprosy campaign preparedness

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Pulwama

Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, Muneer-ul-Islam, Wednesday convened a meeting to review preparedness for Sparsh Leprosy awareness campaign in the district.

The meeting also discussed preparations for Pulse Polio Immunisation Programme which will begin from January 29, 2017 in all blocks of Pulwama.

While highlighting the importance of the Leprosy campaign, the DC stressed on creating proper awareness for self-reporting, timely diagnosis and complete MDT treatment of leprosy cases which is crucial for ultimate eradication of the disease.

He said thrust of this campaign is to promote community participation to reorient the delivery of the service of diagnosis and treatment of leprosy in its early stages from the centralized top-down delivery driven approach to decentralized community based demand-driven approach.

The Deputy Commissioner assured every possible assistance from the administration in making the campaign a success.

Later, he also reviewed preparations of immunisation programme and directed the concerned to ensure that all the required facilities are kept available at designated Pulse Polio booths for smooth conduct of the programme.

Chief Medical Officer, Block Medical Officers, Members of District Committee of Leprosy and other concerned attended the meeting.

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