The National Leprosy Control Programme was launched by the Govt. of India in 1955. MDT came into wide use from 1982 and the NLEP was introduced in 1983. The NLEP is 100% centrally sponsored scheme.
Chief Medical Officer (1)
Medical Officer (1)
Staff Nurse (1)
Data Entry Operator (1)
Paramedical Workers (2)
Special Activities :- Conducted by all health centres with one area per quarter (4 areas per year per health centre) Post Exposure Prophylaxis:- Single dose Rifampicin is given to maximum twenty household and social contacts of newly detected leprosy cases.
Monthly IEC activities are conducted at all the health centres, sub centres Anganwadis, Schools in the form of health talks, poster competition, role plays, etc.
Sparsh Leprosy Awareness Campaign (SLAC) is conducted every year from 30th January to 13th February. IEC activities like Nukkad natak, role plays , essay writing, songs on leprosy through folk media, poem reading and dissemination of IEC message through NLEP mascot ‘SAPNA’
Special Skin Care Camps will be carried out by each Urban Health Centre in coordination with Skin Consultants of DH/SDH with one camp per quarter per centre.
Regular reporting of NLEP is done through monthly, quarterly and annual reports, the same being reported to Central Leprosy Division, New Delhi.