Healthy Authorities have asked citizens in the country to stop discriminating people with leprosy in gatherings which makes the patients feel unsafe.
Nkhotakota District Hospital Clinician Andrew Namakhwa said more patients with leprosy are being discriminated which is very worrisome because the need comfort and support.
The disease damages the skin, fingers and other parts of the body and the disease can be cured.
“Those people who are showing signs and symptoms of leprosy to go to hospital, get tested and start receiving treatment,” he said.
Namakhwa noted that it is best to inform people living in communities about the disadvantage discriminating patients with leprosy because there is a knowledge gap.
Namakhwa asks for financial support because they are failing to reach out to many people as they are supposed to do due to lack of resources.
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