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India will be free of leprosy this year: Nadda

Press Trust of India  |  Ballia (UP) 

for Health and Family Welfare J P Nadda today claimed that the country will be free of this year and Kala-by next year.

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

To a question, Nadda said mortality rate in has decreased and referred to a 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.

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First Published: Sat, June 09 2018. 19:20 IST