A dermatology camp to mark Leprosy Day

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A skin check-up camp was organised by RC ­Chennai Bharathi, RID 3232, with the support of the National ­Leprosy Education Programme and the ­Gremaltes Hospital at an anganwadi in Puzhal on the city outskirts to mark World ­Leprosy Day and World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day. Rtn Dr Renuka Ramakrishnan, dermatologist and director, health services of the club, along with Dr Dharmalingam, deputy director, TN Medical Services, and Dr ­Marianathan, director, ­Gremaltes, screened the patients and distributed medicines.

Covid vaccination was also done at the venue. Around 200 patients were screened for skin ailments, of which one person was identified with leprosy. Dr Renuka gave a ­special talk on the disease in a webinar which had a participation of around 40 people.

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