Even as Odisha had declared itself a leprosy free State in 2006-07, the disease seems to have made a strong comeback with the detection of fresh cases from across districts.
An Orissa High Court order seems to have roused the authorities from slumber to change the face of a leprosy home at Lewis Colony in Balasore within a week.
The court was hearing a PIL filed way back in 2015 seeking directions to the State government for effective implementation of the National Leprosy Eradication Programme.
“Most people in our colony are physically deformed and unable to travel using conventional modes of transportation.
The court has asked the committee comprising advocates Bibhu Prasad Tripathy, Gautam Mishra and Pami Rath to interact with the inmates and ascertain the issues faced by them.
Stamens are the male reproductive part a flower containing numerous pollen grains.
Won’t let anyone die untreated, says Padma Shri Subhasini Mistry, founder of Bengal's Humanity Hospital
Subashini’s resolve to treat poor patients stems from her experience of seeing her husband Sadhan Chandra Mistry die of gastroenteritis due to lack of treatment.
A white half-sleeved vest covering his body and a dhoti wrapped around his legs, a frail 83-year-old figure walks with slow, a little wobbly, steps, enquiring about the well being of everyone.