Sharda University organises workshop, CME on world leprosy day

The workshop and CME at Sharda University aimed towards training and updating doctors and paramedical workers about leprosy.

Sharda University organises workshop, CME on world leprosy day 'Diagnosis and treatment of leprosy: an integrated approach' at Sharda University. (Picture: Press Release)
Careers360 Connect | Jan 31, 2023 - 5:39 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Sharda University, Greater Noida organised a workshop and CME 'diagnosis and treatment of leprosy: an integrated approach' on the occasion of world leprosy day. Nearly 120 doctors, interns and medical students attended this workshop.

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The primary aim of the event was to train and update doctors and paramedical workers about leprosy that is considered as a social stigma to this day. The event was put together by Sharda University, School of Medical Sciences and Research (SMSR), department of dermatology, venereology, leprology and microbiology.

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The workshop provided a platform for dermatologists, doctors, research scholars, postgraduates, and undergraduates of the School of Medical Sciences and Allied Health Sciences to discuss the topics at hand.

Sharing his views, Gautam Budh Nagar, district leprosy officer, RK Singh, said: “I am impressed with the initiative taken by the Sharda school of medical sciences in order to eradicate the taboo in the name of leprosy. You will be relieved to know that out of every 85 leprosy patients, only two are pediatric."

Adding to this, SMSR, dean of academics, head of department of dermatology, VK Sharma said: "Leprosy is totally curable and the doctors should not worry about being infected but rather should treat everybody without any discrimination. The success rate for treating it is very high. A review of the past 20 years reveals 16 million people who were fully treated and cured.“

“Though India has 50% of the world's leprosy population, the doctors here have made progress and are working continuously towards the eradication of leprosy. The theme for leprosy 2023 was Act now and end leprosy. It will be a relief to know that 5% out of 100% get infected by leprosy while treating it," said Shitij Goel in his speech. He also busts a myth that says leprosy patients must live in isolation and said that people taking antibiotics for leprosy can live a normal life with their family members.

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