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India Will be Free of Leprosy, Kala-Azar by 2019: Health Minister Nadda

He claimed that Uttar Pradesh, which used to lag behind other states in the health sector, has taken a big leap ahead because of various schemes launched by the BJP government.

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Updated:June 9, 2018, 8:08 PM IST
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India Will be Free of Leprosy, Kala-Azar by 2019: Health Minister Nadda
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Ballia, Uttar Pradesh: Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda on Saturday claimed that the country will be free of leprosy in 2018 and Kala-azar by 2019.

"The country will be free of leprosy this year and of Kala-azar by next year," he told reporters on the occasion of the inauguration of a hospital.

To a question, Nadda said mortality rate in India has decreased and referred to a World Health Organisation report to stress that tetanus and some other diseases concerning children are well under control.

He claimed that Uttar Pradesh, which used to lag behind other states in the health sector, has taken a big leap ahead because of various schemes launched by the BJP government.

"The results of the schemes of the Centre can now be seen on the ground... the results of health schemes need some time to take shape," Nadda said.
| Edited by: Ahona Sengupta
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