"Early detection of leprosy cases is key to elimination"
Strategy :-
Strategy - Leprosy Elimination in India

  • Decentralized integrated leprosy services through General Health Care system.
  • Early detection & complete treatment of new leprosy cases.
  • Carrying out house hold contact survey in detection of Multibacillary (MB) & child cases.
  • Early diagnosis & prompt MDT, through routine and special efforts
  • Involvement of Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) in the detection & complete treatment of Leprosy cases for leprosy work
  • Strengthening of Disability Prevention & Medical Rehabilitation (DPMR) services.
  • Information, Education & Communication (IEC) activities in the community to improve  self reporting to Primary Health Centre (PHC) and reduction of stigma.
  • Intensive monitoring and supervision at Primary Health Centre/Community Health Centre.
Deputy Director General (Lep.) Directorate General of Health Services, (Ministry of Health & Family Welfare)
Govt. of India,  Room no.-550, 'A' Wing, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi 110011 Tel. 23062653/Tele Fax: 23061801