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Jun 10, 2018
10:24AM

Union Health Minister JP Nadda says India will be free of leprosy this year

Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda has said, the country will be free of leprosy this year and Kala-azar by next year. Talking to reporters at Ballia in Uttar Pradesh yesterday, Mr Nadda said, mortality rate in India has decreased and referred to a World Health Organisation report to stress that tetanus and some other diseases concerning children are well under control.

The Minister said Uttar Pradesh has taken a big leap ahead in the health sector because of various schemes launched by the Central government.

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