GUWAHATI, Feb 23: The Health department and other health officials of Sonapur BPHC, under the district of Kamrup (M), near Chandrapur visited a family in the Barbhilla village where a Leprosy case was detected on Thursday. The patient was detected with Gr-II disability and also Gr –II deformity, it was already developing as early case detection was not done. Treatment was done accordingly and Multi Drugs Therapy (MDT) was given to the patient which was available in the government health institutions free of cost.
In order to detect early cases and to bring awareness among the people about Leprosy, SLAC Fortnight Activity Programme was organised from January 30, 2023 to February 13, 2023.
Also, in collaboration with the other department, the SLAC activities will be observed all throughout the year.
Broad discussion regarding Leprosy and how to detect leprosy cases early was done by Dr Chinta Ram Hazarika, State Leprosy Officer; Dr Nayan Kr Das, State Leprosy Consultant and Dr Runubala Das, Zonal Leprosy Officer along with the ASHA workers and other health workers with the villagers as well as the family members.
Dr Nibul Gogoi, SDM & HO of Sonapur BPHC and Kaushik Baruah, block program manager (BPM) attended the patient and the family members and will take necessary steps and will do necessary investigation about the leprosy case. ASHA workers and field health workers have already started the Focussed Leprosy Campaign (FLC) program to detect new cases.