Wednesday, April 29, 2009

City fights a losing battle with leprosy

DNA Mumbai of 28th April 09 reports..............

City fights a losing battle with leprosy
Mumbai: With campaigning for the Lok Sabha elections hitting its final leg in Mumbai, political parties have been making promises galore to "make Mumbai a global city. "But the dark story is that the city continues to grapple with leprosy, an age-old disease that has been eradicated in most parts of the world.
Leprosy has, in fact, made a comeback of sorts in urban Mumbai with figures from the state's Directorate of Health Services suggesting that the last 13 months have seen a rise in number of new leprosy cases.

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