Mankind announces tie-up with Lepra Society, Health News, ET HealthWorld

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Mumbai: Mankind Pharma, has announced a strategic partnership with the Lepra Society to launch a comprehensive initiative aimed at eradicating, raising awareness, and treating leprosy. Under their CSR arm, they have established five exclusive Comprehensive Disability Care Centers (CDCC) across different locations.

The CDCCs are strategically positioned in regions identified as high-impact areas, including the NTR District in Andhra Pradesh, Guru Gobind Hospital in Delhi, the Government Hospital in Chandarpur, Maharashtra, the Community Care Centre in Odisha, Koraput, and Nirmal District in Telangana. These centres are operational throughout the year, addressing various issues related to leprosy and elephantiasis.

Sheetal Arora, CEO of Mankind Pharma, said, “The CDCCs in key regions will play a crucial role in providing treatment and support to those affected by leprosy. We hope that the targeted communities will benefit from this renewed focus on leprosy.”

Mankind Pharma will undertake a range of vital activities to combat leprosy and its socio-economic impacts. Over 80,000 individuals will undergo comprehensive screening, accompanied by extensive awareness programs designed to educate and inform communities.

Additionally, the initiative aims to provide treatment to more than 6,000 patients through the morbidity management and disability program, showcasing the commitment to holistic care. Over 10 reconstructive surgeries are slated to take place, aimed at restoring normalcy for affected individuals

Recognizing the broader impact of leprosy, the initiative will also extend socio-economic support to over 400 families, addressing the multi-faceted challenges faced by communities.

  • Published On Feb 13, 2024 at 09:17 PM IST

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