Odisha doorstep survey finds high cases of TB, leprosy

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.

published on : 8th September 2021

Leprosy home: Orissa High Court order rouses officials from sleep

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.

published on : 17th August 2021

Balasore Collector directed to improve leprosy home condition by August 16

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.

published on : 11th August 2021

Leprosy colony near Odisha's Dhenkanal awaits vax drive

“Most people in our colony are physically deformed and unable to travel using conventional modes of transportation.

published on : 30th July 2021

Orissa HC forms panel to study condition of leprosy colonies

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.

published on : 16th July 2021

Aphrodisiac stamens that help treat leprosy

Stamens are the male reproductive part a flower containing numerous pollen grains. 

published on : 18th April 2018

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.

published on : 3rd February 2018

Being born in Bharat is biggest award for leprosy crusader Padma Shri Damodar Ganesh Bapat

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.

published on : 3rd February 2018