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Hemant Pandey develops a herbal drug to treat leucoderma

Hemant Pandey, a senior DRDO scientist, has developed a herbal drug – Lukoskin – to treat leucoderma, a condition in which white patches develop on the skin. The auto-immune condition, also called ‘vitiligo’, can be life-altering. Vitiligo is neither contagious nor life-threatening. Worldwide, the incidence of leucoderma is 1-2% of the population. In India, its ..

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2019 World Leprosy Day (WLD)

The World Leprosy Day (WLD) is observed every year on the last Sunday of January to spread awareness about the disease, the impact of discrimination and social stigma attached to it and how these negative effects hamper the efforts to stop the spread of the disease. This year, in 2019, it falls on 27 January ..

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Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018 strikes out Leprosy disease as a ground for seeking a divorce

On January 7, the Lok Sabha passed ‘The Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018’, which seeks removal of leprosy as a ground for divorce from various Acts governing marriage in India. The Bill seeks to amend five Acts: the Divorce Act of 1869, the Dissolution of Muslim Marriage Act of 1939, the Special Marriage Act of ..

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The Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018 aims to remove discrimination and stigma attached to patients of eprosy

The Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2018 eliminates leprosy as a ground for dissolution of marriage or divorce. It is an attempt to end the discrimination against leprosy persons in various central laws: The Divorce Act, 1869; the Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act, 1939; the Special Marriage Act, 1954; the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955; and the ..

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Mycobacterium indicus pranii (MIP)

It is an indigenous vaccine for leprosy, developed by National Institute of Immunology. This vaccine is to be administered to those living in close contact with infected people. MIP is now being introduced into the National Leprosy Elimination Programme (NLEP) It is also the first vaccine on leprosy and has shown capability to bring down ..

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