Kakinada: District Joint Collector A Mallikarujuna, on Monday ordered the Disabled and Senior Citizen Welfare Department officials and other district officials of Medical and Health to take necessary measures to finalise the disability of the leprosy patients as their fingers were prone to damaged by the disease day by day.
Rs `1,500 pension for lepers with 80 pc disability
Responding to their petitions, the JC ordered the district officials to conduct medical tests to all the leprosy patients and take immediate measures to sanction a pension of Rs 1,500 to those whose disability crossed 80 percent.
The JC also ordered the revenue officials to sanction ration for those leprosy patients who cannot use their fingers due to the disease. He further directed them to take the iris scan for the leprosy patients and give the ration, if the iris system failed to work.