Leprosy in India: The remarkable life of Dr Isaac Santra

In 2005, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared India leprosy-free. Yet, as per data provided by the National Leprosy Eradication Programme (NLEP) as many as 1.27 lakh new cases were detected in 2013-14 alone. Reports suggest that approximately a lakh new cases are added every year. On the occasion of World Leprosy Day (January 25,