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Multi Drug Therapy (MDT)

Government of Andhra Pradesh accorded permission to RISDT to launch Multi Drug Therapy (MDT) to Leprosy Patients living over 0.5 million poor rural population and implemented MDT programme in an exemplary way and 7047 cured patients and got the appreciation of the Government authorities.

This helped RISDT to expand its activities to cater to the needs of larger population. Accordingly RISDT has organizing health services to the population in 136 villages and two towns spread over 255 square kilometers, through 71 Drug Delivery Points (DDP), using trained lab technicians to conduct bacteriological assessments.