ALL CARGO LOGISTICS & ALERT-INDIA UNITE AGAINST LEPROSY IN RAIGAD, MAHARASHTRA
On 30th June 2014, Mr. Hegde, Executive Director of Allcargo Logistics Ltd, inaugurated ALERT-INDIA’s Disability Prevention and Care Camp of “Leprosy Elimination Action Programme” (LEAP) in Raigad district of Maharashtra. The project at Koproli Uran Primary Health Centre (PHC) aims to support specialised leprosy services in General Health Care System. Asst. Director of Health Services-Leprosy, Raigad District and Mrs. Chandra Raju Katakari, Sarpanch were present along with Representative Allcargo Logistics Ltd. Mr. Nilratan Shende, Asst. Gen. Manager-CSR, Mr. Siddharth Choudhary and ALERT-INDIA’s team were present to flag off the project.Disability Prevention and Care Camp
Following the inaugural function, Mr. Hegde and other guests visited the Leprosy Referral Centre (LRC) services at the PHC and also interacted with people affected by leprosy. The accredited social health activist (ASHA) workers linked to the PHC had mobilised 92 known people affected by leprosy with disabilities to attend this camp. The trained team of ALERT-INDIA assessed the present status of each patient’s disability and the self care techniques were taught. The patients were provided with appropriate aids, appliances and specialized Microcellular Rubber (MCR) footwear to protect insensitive foot caused by nerve damage due to Leprosy.
Mr. Hegde expressed his satisfaction at meeting several persons affected by leprosy and interacting with them. He encouraged the gathered beneficiaries to take full advantage of the facilities made available through this project. Mr. Hegde referred to All Cargo Logistics’ previous projects towards improving the social situation in Raigad district, involving cataract surgeries and of aid to village schools. He reiterated his support to the cause of Leprosy control through ALERT-INDIA. Mr. Nilratan Shende, Asst. Gen. Manager-CSR, Allcargo Logistics Ltd, appreciated the efforts of leprosy trained ASHA workers who assisted the National Leprosy Control Programme in collaboration with ALERT-INDIA.