More than half of new leprosy patients in India, know everything in detail from its symptoms to treatment
In order to break the chain of leprosy infection in the district, a campaign to trace leprosy and tuberculosis patients will be conducted from September 13 to 30. The aim of the campaign is to find new leprosy patients in the primary stage and start their treatment in an effort to cure them without any morbidity. If all patients are treated, the chain of transmission is broken. Presently 591 patients are undergoing treatment in the district in 2022-23. Individuals with a weakened immune system can develop leprosy.
In the search campaign, 33 lakh 50 thousand 233 people in rural areas of Jalgaon district and 4 lakh 99 thousand 445 people in urban areas will be surveyed. For this, the help of male assistants and ASHA workers will be taken. 3059 teams have been trained for the survey. 624 people will work as supervisors. Doctor. Irfan Tadvi (Assistant Director, Leprosy) said that health department teams will visit every village during the search operation. They have been requested to give information about leprosy and tuberculosis and allow them to be tested. To get guidance from Collector Abhijit Raut, Chief Executive Officer GP Dr. Pankaj Asia in this campaign.
Frog test, X-ray, CB net, etc tests are done on the suspect to diagnose the patients. No vaccine has yet been discovered for this disease, but a panacea is available. Patients have to undergo treatment for six to twelve months. After that, the patient recovers 100%. Leprosy patients get free medicine at the health center.
Leprosy germs (Mycobacterium leprae) are released into the environment through the sneezing and breathing of lepers. These germs enter the body of a healthy person through breathing. Symptoms of the disease appear when the immunity is low, not all people get this disease, but people with low immunity get this disease.