KDMC will try to give leprosy colony inmates jobs: Official

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Thane, Jan 30 (PTI) The Kalyan Dombivali Municipal Corporation will explore the possibility of giving jobs to inmates of the Hanuman Nagar Leprosy Colony, a senior official said on Saturday.

KDMC commissioner Vijay Suryavanshi said the inmates would be taught skills, and women will be given sewing machines.

He added that a hospital being built in the colony should be ready in three months.

The civic chief said a recent survey of the colony had detected 16 fresh leprosy cases, including four in which deformities had set in, adding that this was a cause of concern. PTI COR BNM BNM