NATIONAL LEPROSY ERADICATION PROGRAMME (NLEP), UT-CHANDIGARH
- State Health Society – National Leprosy Eradication Programme (NLEP) U.T. Chandigarh, GMSH sector 16 Chandigarh
- I. State Health Society – NLEP was established in August 1996 in Chandigarh.
- The primary function of the SHS-NLEP is to provide treatment to the persons who are affected with leprosy and spread the awareness among general public through its IEC Activities regarding:-
- Signs and symptoms of the disease.
- 100% curability of the disease.
- Availability of free MDT o Awareness for early detection and treatment and prevention of disability.
- SHS – NLEP U.T. Chandigarh has 4 reporting centers for free treatment of leprosy patients in Chandigarh.
- These centers include GMSH – 16, PGIMER, GMCH 32, Civil Hospital Mani Majra, Civil Hospital – Sector 22 & Civil Hospital Sector 45. The head office being Skin OPD, GMSH – 16, Chandigarh from where the compiled and cumulative reports from all the 6 centers are sent to Director General – Leprosy, Central Leprosy Division, Ministry of Health, Govt. of India with a copy to NHM, U.T. Chandigarh
- II. NAME and ADDRESS of CENTEr where facilities being provided to the public
|S. No.||Name and Address of the Unit||Type of facilities provided to Public|
National Leprosy Eradication Programme
Skin OPD, Govt. Multi Specialty Hospital, Sector – 16, Chandigarh
Physical Rehabilitation to Person Affected with Leprosy (PAL):- i) MCR footwear
ii) Dressing Material
iii) Calipers & splints
vi) Free Supportive Medicine
VII) Re Constructive Surgery (RCS) – Free of cost from RCS center DFIT , New Delhi
Contact details of Programme Officer/Officer -Incharge
Name : Dr. Manjeet Pal
Address : National Leprosy Eradication Programme Room No. 521 and 523, Skin OPD, Govt. Multi Speciality Hospital, Sector – 16, Chandigarh
Phone : (O)0172-2783258
e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
IV. Achievements of national leprosy eradication program
- Distribution of Free Multi Drug Therapy - We have 6 leprosy clinics – GMSH -16, Civil Hospital – Manimajra, Civil Hospital – Sector 22, Civil Hospital – Sector 45 ,PGIMER and GMCH – 32
- Total new Cases - 47(only 5 patients from Chandigarh rest are from other states)
- Total Grade 2 Disability cases -5 (All are from other State)
- Annual New Case Detection Rate (ANCDR) – 3.86/100000
- Prevalence Rate (PR) – 0 .44/10000
- Treatment completion Rate = 99 %
- Post Exposure Chemoprophylaxis (PEP) Single dose of Rifampicin was given to all the 59 contacts of Leprosy patients . 100% coverage in Chandigarh
- Supportive Medicine- Supportive Medicines including Thalidomide, Wysolone, Clofazimine, Coconut Oil and self care kits are being provided to the Leprosy Patients. During this period 25 Self care kits were distributed.
- MCR Footwear and Aids Appliances -
- MCR Footwear :Leprosy patients with loss of sensation in feet are being given MCR footwear. 23 MCR Footwear were given to Leprosy Patients.
- Finger loops were given to 3 patients with claw hand and Foot Splints are also being given to patients with foot drop.
- Contact Survey: 67 Contacts of the leprosy patients were examined.
- RCS – Reconstructive Surgery of Leprosy Patient . Reconstructive surgeries of patients with deformities are done. After RCS Rs. 12000/- is given to leprosy patient.
- Sparsh Leprosy Awareness Campaign Anti Leprosy Day (Martyrdom day of Mahatma Gandhi ji ) was celebrated on 30th January in whole Chandigarh. The following activities were carried out during SLAC – 2020 fortnight campaign.
- Message by Director Health Services, Chandigarh: It was read in all Govt. dispensaries and Health and Wellness Centers.
- IEC activities :
- Distribution of Handbills
- Radio Jingle
- Audio Announcement at Traffic Lights
- Doordarshan talk given by SLO on Chandigarh Doordarshan Channel
- Installation of Banner.
- Training under SHS-NLEP, U.T, Chandigarh
- Training given to Medical Officers of RKSK/RBSK under collaboration of NLEP with RKSK/RBSK
- Training given to 14 Medical Officers of concerned area of ACD&RS (Active Case Detection and Regular Surveillance)
- Training given to 35 Supervisor(ANMs/LHVs), 284, Front Line Workers (FLW’s) of the concerned areas.
- In COVID Panademic
- All the registered patients were being followed up through telephonically and who required physical examination were called to OPD through appointment. 80 patients were seeing physically after appointment.
- Information regarding migrant Leprosy Patients was sent to concerned SLO’s and CLD.
V. Information Education Communication Activities under the program(Click here to download)