Karnataka Health and Family Welfare
Minister U.T. Khader said the state government would consider appointing
persons cured of leprosy to vacant posts in the health department.
speaking at the 125-year anniversary of the St. Joseph Leprosy Hospital of the
Father Muller Charitable Institutions here on Saturday. Khader said that the
government has appointed 110 persons from different parts of the state,
including two from Mangaluru.
minister said that the government was committed in supporting people who undergone
a long treatments and got themselves cured of leprosy. The department had
reserved posts for such persons. "We have already started appointing and will
appoint more persons," he said.
announced that the State Leprosy Hospital in Bengaluru, which had stopped
working for a few years, would start functioning soon.
Joseph Leprosy Hospital - the first leprosy hospital in south India - was
started by Augustus Muller in 1890 at a time when Leprosy was considered as