As a part to Sparsh Leprosy Awareness Campaign a Central Activity Drive was held at Government Leprosy Hospital Srinagar on 11.02.2019 which was organized by Chief Medical Officer Srinagar, Dr.Talat Jabeen in order to enlighten masses at large about SLAC guidelines and its implementation.
The said central level workshop at the divisional level was organized in the best interest of public at large and leprosy inmates in particular wherein it was pledged to ensure early case detection and stop discrimination at the social platform. The said event was inaugurated by Dr.Kunzes Dolma, Director Health Services Kashmir wherein Chief Medical Officer including District Health Officer, District TB Officer, District Immunization Officer, Medical Superintendent, Gousia Hospital and all Zonal Medical Officers of district Srinagar were present.
While interacting with the inmates of the hospital Director Health Services assured of all possible medical assistance to them and on spot instructions were passed on to Chief Medical Officer Srinagar for redressal of their grievances, if any. DHSK while interacting with the public and inmates in particular appealed to the public at large not to discriminate the inmates and not to attach any kind of stigma as they were living healthy life.
Distributions of IEC material, posters etc were the other activities during the event. The spokesperson while commenting said that the workshop ended with a pledge to have early case detection and not to discriminate the inmates in any manner whatsoever.