Action plan for Leprosy awareness campaign formulated in Bandipora

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Bandipora, Jan 29: Assistant Commissioner Revenue (ACR) Budgam Reyaz Ahmad Beigh Tuesday reviewed the action plan for the successful implementation of Sparsh Leprosy Awareness Campaign (SLAC) 2019 in the district.
The meeting was attended by Chief Medical Officer Bandipora Dr Bilkees Mir, Chief Education Officer Munshi Javed, District Leprosy Officer, District Asha Coordinator and other senior officers of the district.
ACR Bandipora directed the officers of ICDS, Education Department, Social Welfare Officer, Rural Development Department to formulate a joint plan to organise awareness camps at village level about leprosy.
He said the government will rope in Panchayat institutions to disseminate information with regard to leprosy so that awareness is created to eradicate the disease from the society.
The meeting was informed that the SLAC 2019 is part of National Leprosy Eradication Programme and aims to know about the magnitude of Leprosy problem and evolution of Leprosy control besides learning about the goals, objectives and strategies for leprosy elimination. It was informed in the meeting that the campaign will be held from 30 January to 13 February 2019.