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On the Eve of National Anti Leprosy day and Martyrs’ day which is also called as Sarvodaya day on 30th January 2016, we from the Department of Dermatology conducted a “Free skin camp and Leprosy Screening” at the Government General Hospital, Nagamangala between 9am to 4pm.
The inaugural function was attended by the Administrative Medical officer of Government General Hospital, Nagamangala Dr. Jyothi Lakshmi, Taluk Health officer Dr. Dhananjaya, Medical Superintendent of Adichunchanagiri Hospital & Research Center Dr. T.M.Manohar, Associate Professor Dr.M.Ranga Swaroop, other faculty and Post graduates of Department of Dermatology.
Dr. T.M.Manohar and Dr. Dhananjaya addressed the gathering and highlighted the importance of early detection treatment of leprosy and stressed on eliminating the social stigma associated with the disease Two minute’s silence was observed from 11am to 11:02am to pay our respect towards Mahatma Gandhiji on his death anniversary
A total of 100 patients from Nagamangala Thaluk and surrounding villages attended the camp. Detailed cutaneous examination was performed, free samples were distributed to all the patients and were advised to come for follow up to our hospital.
Prajawani and kannada prabha reported the world’s anti leprosy day event held at Nagamangala.