National Leprosy Eradication Programme
Leprosy is common disease like other diseases and can be completely cured by taking regular treatment. It is neither inherited, nor the result of the past sins nor the curse of Gods. Considering it a social stigma and trying to conceal the disease is nothing less than betraying oneself because delayed diagnosis and treatment can cause deformity and leprosy patients suffering from visible deformity are a living evidence of this fact.
History of NLEP
Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae. It usually affects the skin and peripheral nerves, but has a wide range of clinical manifestations. The disease is characterized by long incubation period generally 5-7 years and is classified as paucibacillary or mulitbacillary, depending on the bacillary load. Leprosy is a leading cause of permanent physical disability. Timely diagnosis and treatment of cases, before nerve damage has occurred, is the most effective way of preventing disability due to leprosy.
Strategy – Leprosy Elimination in Haryana:-
· Decentralization of NLEP to States & Districts
· Integration of leprosy services with General Health Care System (GHS).
· Leprosy Training of GHS functionaries
· Early diagnosis & prompt MDT, through routine and special efforts.
· Information Education and Communication (IEC) using Local & Mass Media for reduction of Stigma & Discrimination.
· Prevention of Disability & Medical Rehabilitation.
· Monitoring & Periodic Evaluation.
· Inter-sectoral collaboration.
· Monitoring & Evaluation.
National Leprosy Eradication Programme in Haryana at a Glance:
This Programme is being implemented in the entire state with the financial assistance of World Bank & expert guidance of WHO. The State of Haryana has already achieved the status of “Elimination of Leprosy” i.e. less than 1 case per 10,000 of population fixed by WHO. As no Targets were allotted by GOI after the year 2002-03. Now, the Target of this Programme is that the prevalence rate should less than 1 case per 10,000 of population , the State of Haryana has already achieved this target.
The prevalence of Haryana is 0.14 per 10,000 of the population as on 30.06.10 At present there are 370 leprosy affected patients who are on treatment as on 30/6/10.
The Programme is being implemented as an integral part of Primary Health care Delivery system with the aim to detect hidden / unreported cases to combat the spread of disease and present themselves in the nearest health institution for diagnosis and treatment. Though, Haryana have achieved Elimination status of Leprosy, a large number of migratory populations suffering from this disease, from the neighbouring States of U.P., Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Bengal & Orissa are visiting the State in search of labour.
The Anti Leprosy Drugs i.e. MDT are supplied Free of Cost and are available at all the District Leprosy Centers and Community Health Centers of the state.
Reconstructive Surgery Centre
There are 5 patients of grade I deformity who requires Reconstructive Surgery. RCS will be conducted with the help of Government Medical College, Sec-32, Chandigarh. All expenditure for the treatment of patients will be born by the programme. An incentive of Rs. 5000/- per surgery will be paid to Medical College, Sect-32, Chandigarh & 5000/- may be paid to BPL patients for RCS.
There are 20 lepra colonies situated in the various districts of the State. In these lepra colonies people who have been cured of the diseases are residing. Four colonies are being run by Hind Khust Niwaran Sangh and one by Red Cross Society which are aided by the Govt. and other 15 colonies are self settled colonies. In the aided colonies ration money @ Rs. 600/ per lepra inmate is being paid by the social welfare department. Besides a grant for payment of electricity and water charges are also being paid by the Social Welfare Department to four colonies being run by Hind Khust Niwaran Sangh. All the medical facilities are being provided in all the 20 colonies of the State. Special trained Para Medical Worker is posted in all the districts who visit these colonies on regular intervals. All medicines, dressing etc. are being provided by the Health department.
Name Of Leprosy Colones:-
Name and Address Of Leprosy Cololy
Name Of Disteict
Govt. Added or Not
No. of LAPs residing
Dependent of LAPs residing
Total persons residing
Hind Khust Niwaran Sangh
Gandhi Kusth Ashram
Jind Railway Crossing Hissar Road Rohtak
Hind Leprosy Colony
Sec-07 Ambala City
Indra Chakerverti Gram Karnal
Gogripur Road Karnal
Radha Krishan Ashram Jagadhri
Radha Krishan Kushth Ashram Sect-17 HUDA Jagadhri Yamuna Nagar
Red Cross Society
Bharat Mata Kusht Ashram
ITI Road Gandhi Colony Nit Farida bad-121001
Self Settled Colonies
Pashupati Kusht Ashram
Near Roadways wprlshop Ambala City
Haryana Leprosy Colony
Sain Baba Kushat Ashram
Near Pataudi Chowk Veer Nagar 550/25 Rgs.no. 548 Gurgaon
Gandhi Nagar Leprosy Colony
Court Road Hansi Hisar
Ganesh Kusth Ashram
Near Railway Station Hansi Hisar
Lal Bahadur Shastri Colony
Behind Jaynti Devi Nandir Jind
Amar Jyoti Leprosy Society
MIE Near Tekri Border Bahadurgarh
Kaithal National Leprosy Relief Association
Sirsa Bye Pass Kaithal
Shri Ram Ji Kushth Ashram
Gandhi Nagar Tilla Thanesar Kurukeshtra
Nav Jeaven Leprosy Colony
Nav Jeaven Leprosy Colony Bankaunt Dham Sodhapur Panipat
Sonepat Kust Ashram
President, Kusth Ashram Sector 15 sonepat
Bathnee Gram Ashram
President vill- Bhatnee P.o. Ganour Distt Sonepat-131101
Kushth Ashram Socity
Kushth Ahram Socity Begu Road Sirsa
Kushsth Colony Socity Mandi Dabwali
Chautala Road Mandi Dabwali Sirsa
Surbhi Seth Kushth Ashram
Gouri Shankar Kusht Ashram Sanjay Dham Saharanpur Road Yamuna Nagar
LEPROSY COLONY WISE PATIENTS DETAIL IN STATE HARYANA (2009-10)
PHYSICAL ACHIEVEMENTS HARYANA
DISTRICT WISE STATUS OF A.N.C.D.R IN STATE HARYANA (2009-10)
Name of Districts
Population March 2009(estimated)
Total new cases (2009-10)
Total grade II deformed cases(2009-10)
% Grade II
Balance cases on 31.3.2010
PR / 10000
DISTRICT WISE STATUS OF ASHA IN STATE HARYANA (2009-10)
Name Of District
Involvement of ASHA
No. of ASHA paid Incentive for