India will be free of leprosy this year : J P Nadda

Union health minister JP Nadda addressing press conference in Shimla on Friday. Express Photo by Pradeep Kumar 27.10.17

Vastavam web: Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda today claimed that the country will be free of leprosy this year and Kala-azar by next year.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 here.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.