TIRUCHY: The ‘Leucoderma Awareness Movement-India’ has appealed to the Central and State Governments to create scientific awareness about the disease and give the same importance to observing ‘World Leucoderma Day’ on par with observances of ‘World Day’ for other diseases.
Movement’s national secretary K. Umaapathy briefing newsmen on the resolutions adopted at the National Convention on ‘Vitiligo-2019’ to mark the ‘World Leucoderma Day’ held here on Sunday, said that a resolution to that effect was adopted.
He said the meeting also wanted the TN Government to include the treatment of leucoderma in the Chief Minister’s comprehensive health insurance scheme, to include a lesson on the disease in the curriculum in all educational systems like CBSE, State board, etc. They also appealed to the Union Government to recruit persons who are having leucoderma for the Indian Army, he added.He further said leucoderma is neither a hereditary nor infectious disease and the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) has evolved a medicine for curing it.
As part of the convention, the seventh “Swayavaram” was held to enable wedlock for the leucoderma affected men and women, he added....