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Trincomalee District Conference on Leprosy Eradication


A regional conference on eradicating leprosy was held at the Office of the Regional Director of Health Services (RDHS), Trincomalee, on the 30th of January. The Provincial Director of Health Services, Dr D.G.M. Costa, chaired the conference.


The conference was attended by officials attached to the RDHS, representatives from the ADT, and the Trincomalee District interfaith leaders.


Several aspects of leprosy, including patient issues, were discussed at the conference.


Participants also decided to use resources at the Ministry of Health (MOH) offices efficiently in future. Government officials lauded the ADT for its efforts in combatting leprosy.


Participants at the conference included Eastern Province Provincial Director of Health Services, Dr D.G.M. Costa, Trincomalee RDHS, Dr V Premananth, Provincial Epidemiologist, Dr S. Arulkumaran, Additional Government Agent of Trincomalee, Director ADT, Raghu Balachandran, Regional Manager – East, ADT, Jebasuthan Selvaretnam, and Regional Officer, Trincomalee District, ADT, P. Sivakumar.

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