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On account of Leprosy Day, the Community Health Nursing Department at SRMS College of Nursing, Bareilly recently celebrated Leprosy Day on the theme ‘Act Now-End Leprosy’. The event included a range of activities, and aimed to raise awareness about leprosy and to promote early diagnosis and treatment to help end the disease. The event demonstrated its commitment to improving healthcare and promoting social justice, hoping that this will inspire others to take action to end leprosy once and for all.
The seminar was arranged by BSc nursing fourth-year students, wherein they discussed the types, management, prevention and eradication of leprosy, in the gracious presence of Professor Rintu Chaturvedi, Principal SRMS College of Nursing & Professor Aneesh Chandran, Vice Principal along withother dignitaries. With an aim to create awareness among community about this chronic infectious disease, the event began with welcome address by Shivam Trivedi, a fourth-year nursing student. The event proceeded further with a detailed presentation on Leprosy given by Bhavana Joshi. Soon after, BSc nursing first semester and GNM first-year students participated in a role-play activity and a skit on the theme ‘Leprosy’. The event also emphasized the importance of eliminating the stigma associated with the disease, which can prevent individuals from seeking treatment and lead to social isolation.
Later on, ProfessorRintu Chaturvedi discussed many facts about Leprosy such as its long history, symptoms, and the prevalence of this disease all over the world. The seminar concluded with vote of thanks extended by Himanshi, BSc nursing fourth-year student.

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