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Dr. D.Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy

Awareness Campaign for Students on National Leprosy Day

Thursday, February 10, 2022 - Friday, February 11, 2022 |Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy, Pimpri, Pune (II BPT Class Room) |Events

Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy, Pune organized an awareness Campaign on the occasion of “The National Leprosy Day” Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav 2021-2022 on 10th and 11th February 2022, under the guidance of Dr. D. S. Sable, Medical Officer SULUU Pimpri, by Mr. Ravishankar V. Bharad NMA (Leprosy Technician) Supervisory Urban Leprosy Unit, YCM Hospital, Pimpri.

National Leprosy Eradication Program is a health scheme of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. To eradicate leprosy in India, it was launched in the year 1983 as a continuation of the National Leprosy Control Program of 1955.

Under the guidance of Mr. Ravishankar V. Bharad, Dr. Tushar J. Palekar Principal, Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Physiotherapy Pune, Dr. Shilpa Khandare (PT) and Dr. Pramod Palekar (PT), II-BPT Students participated in this campaign by answering a questionnaire related to early signs and treatment related to leprosy along with essay writing in order to prevent the progression. Warm feedback was received from the participants encouraging conducting more Leprosy awareness Campaigns with emphasis on physiotherapy management.

The Campaign ended by thanking the management and Dr. Tushar J. Palekar Principal, Dr. D. Y. Patil college of Physiotherapy for giving the opportunity to conduct an awareness campaign.

Total no. of Beneficiaries : 60