Referral Centre – West Delhi
Leprosy Model Project in Urban Setting
The problem of urban leprosy is considered as one of the important public health issues, that drawn serious attention of urban/municipal health planners in India under the umbrella of the National Leprosy Eradication Programme (NLEP), Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).
In the year 2003, the broad NLEP policy/guidelines of urban leprosy control was recommended to integrate vertical leprosy services with general health care delivery services within existing municipalities/government. In the district, only 42 out of 91 government health care facilities are providing basic leprosy services (Multi-Drug Therapy). The high proportion of Multi-Bacillary cases (77.8%) and Grade II disabilities (9.47%) amongst new cases, states that the cases are reporting late for treatment.