Assignment on Day Visit at Leprosy control Institute & Hospital
Subject: Medical | Topics:


  1. To control laprosy with application of multi-drug therapy
  2. To eliminate leprosy by the year 2004 as a public health programme & sub-national elimination within 2005.
  3. To create awareness among general people regarding leprosy & drive away the false beliefs and help in better understanding of problem by effective health education.
  4. To conduct research work on leprosy.
  5. To run on rehabilitation programme for the leprosy patients.

Existing resources available of the organization-

  1. Skilled Manpower
  2. Adequate Laboratory equipments

Institute at a Glance

Name of the institution:Leprosy control Institute & Hospital
Location:Mohakhali, Dhaka.
Type of organization:Government
Year of establishment:1965
Date of visit:19.06.04


Activities :

  1. Proper diagnosis of multi bacillary & paucibacillary leprosy through-
  2. Treatment of leprosy patients by-

a)                 Application of multi-drug therapy (MTD)

b)                Surgical intervention

c)                 Physiotherapy

  1. Treatment of complication like deformity, ulceration & auto amputation.
  2. Training course under leprosy elimination programme.

Achievement :

  1. National goal of achieving a prevalence rate of less than 1 in per 10,000 population has been achieved in 1998.
  2. The present cure rate is very high.
  3. The research works are now recognized internationally.

Problems and Constraints :

  1. Lack of adequate financial support from the government.
  2. Lack of supply of necessary drugs.
  3. Motivation of the patients is a great problem.

Personal observation:

The successful compaign of the organization against leprosy is updated & appreciable. Bangladesh has attained maximum success in leprosy control program of WHO through the world & this organization is taken as model. But discipline & cleanliness was not up to expectation Laboratory facilities are poor. Hygienic condition was also very poorly maintained.

Conclusion :

Leprosy control  programmes are at an important cross-road, particularly in the context of attaining the objective of “Health for All”. As a chronic disease with a variable incubation period & complicated manifestations, leprosy requires skillful & long-term management. If adequate support in all aspects is ensured, one day this organization would be able to eliminate leprosy from Bangladesh.

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