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.
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.
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.