From our Staff Correspondent
DIBRUGARH, Feb 2: A door–to–door Leprosy–survey under National Leprosy Eradication Programme (NLEP) in all the rural and urban health block of Dibrugarh district will be started soon. The programme is scheduled to be concluded on March 13 this year. This was disclosed by the Joint Director of Health Services Dr DN Bangthai, in the campaign on Health and Family Welfare organized by Directorate of Field Publicity, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Dibrugarh at Bogamur Village under Barbaruah Development Block in Dibrugarh district on Friday.
The day–long campaign organized in co–ordination with District Health Society and with the initiative of ASHA facilitator of the area, Momi Gogoi. The campaign began with an awareness rally which was flagged off by Dr DN Bangthai. The rally was participated by local people, students, youths and health workers.
An awareness meeting which began with a Borgeet, was presided over by the village head Leela Kalita. Dr Bangthai as chief guest in his address elaborated various aspects like symptoms, prevention of leprosy disease and efforts of NLEP. He also educated the gatherings on timely immunization, child and mother health, sanitation, family planning, protection from AIDS, safe sex, healthy sexual life–style, safe blood donation, safe mother–hood and other important health issues.
In his address of resource person, media expert of NRHM Rituraj Borthakur also spoke on health tips and stressed on the methods of prevention of disease. The villagers also handed over a memorandum to Dr Bangthai with a prayer for development of local health centre.
Earlier, Field Publicity Officer Pranab Kumar Nath highlighted the objectives of holding such programme.