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ADDRESS

Dr K S Baghotia

Hony. Secretary,

Hind Kusht Nivaran Sangh (NHQ),

Red Cross Building,
1 Red Cross Road,

New Delhi-110001 INDIA

Helpline: 1800113056

Email: hknshq@gmail.com

The Hind Kusht Nivaran Sangh (HKNS), the Indian Leprosy Association, registered in 1949 (hereafter referred to as Sangh) is successor of the British Empire Leprosy Relief Association (BELRA), which was founded well back in 1925 with the objectives of serving leprosy afflicted individuals, removing stigma of leprosy from the society and promoting social & research activities in the field of leprosy in India.

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HKNS & NLCP / NLEP

  • The team of experts associated with HKNS have been instrumental in designing the concept of National Leprosy Control Program (NLCP) & National Leprosy Eradication Program (NLEP)

  • Prior to NLCP, the Govt of India had formulated the National Leprosy Control Scheme

  • Under the scheme, emphasis was laid on increasing the number of leprosy treatment centres

  • In 1954, Govt of India appointed a committee to consider the steps to be taken to CONTROL leprosy, thus paving the way for the National Leprosy Control Program

  • At the start, Govt of India allocated Rs.30 lacks for NLCP

  • HKNS has one of the richest resource/library on leprosy

  • The HKNS works for Leprosy eradication along with the NLEP of Govt of India

  • The main areas of work are:

    • Health education, school health

    • Community awareness program

    • Rehabilitation of leprosy patients

    • Involve the community to reduce stigma

    • Promoting self-reporting of cases

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