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Odisha: SSEPD Dept Conducts Workshop For Cured Lepers


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21 January 2019

Bikash Das


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Bhubaneswar: The Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities Department organised a two-day workshop on, capacity development and access to common public services to all leprosy cured persons in the State.

Senior officials of the SSEPD Department, social workers, legal aid activists and doctors attended the opening day of the workshop which witnessed a large footfall of cured lepers.

The workshop will include sessions on diverse subjects including, Supreme Court judgment on protection of fundamental human rights of cured lepers, National Leprosy Eradication Programme (NLEP) implementation, leprosy budget for Odisha, role of para-medical workers for detection and management of new cases, socio-economic rehabilitation and reconstructive surgery.

While SSEPD Department's Principal Secretary, Niten Chandra inaugurated the opening day of the workshop, Minister Prafulla Samal would address the workshop on Tuesday.

"The focus of the workshop is to chalk out a exhaustive strategy to rehabilitate the cured lepers of Odisha. Besides, the Supreme Court's directives for social and economic inclusion of the cured lepers would also be discussed in detail," SSEPD Department Director, Susanta Mohapatra said.

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Susanta Mohapatra, Director, SSEPD Department, Odisha

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Sanyasi Behera, District Social Security Officer, Bhubaneswar