Hire former leprosy patients — doc

posted January 30, 2020 at 11:00 pm byRio N. Araja

A physician from the University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital on Thursday urged the Department of Labor and Employment as well as local governments to consider the employment of those who have already been treated and completely cured of leprosy.

At the World Neglected Tropical Disease forum in Quezon City, Dr. Belen Dofitas, also the president of board of trustees of the Philippine Leprosy Mission Inc. (PLMI), said “they (patients) really wish that they will not be stigmatized.”

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