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Leprosy eradication needs one last push

Today, the objectives of this programme are: To reduce Prevalence Rate to less than 1/10,000 population at subnational and district level, To ensure ‘Zero Grade II’ disability percentage among new cases at National level/Ensure ‘Zero GradeII’ disability cases per million population at National level, To achieve ‘Zero’ disabilities among new pediatric cases (children between 0-14 years) Zero stigma and discrimination against persons affected by leprosy.

Senior nurses can treat patients: CM

We have already trained quacks in rural Bengal so that they could provide basic medical treatments to patients in primary health centres. I will also hold another meeting on 16 September with principals of five medical colleges in the city at SSKM to review the healthcare system in these teaching hospitals