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Allcargo Launches Leprosy Elimination Project

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ALLCARGO Logistics, through its NGO Avvashya Foundation, has inaugurated the Leprosy Elimination Action Project (LEAP) at Koproli Primary Health Centre (PHC). The project was launched with a vision to support the people of Koproli who are victims of leprosy along with helping them in their economical development. Association for Leprosy Education, Rehabilitation & Treatment (ALERT), a 35-year-old leprosy control NGO has partnered with Allcargo Logistics in this activity. Several undetected and increasing number of cases due to the negligence of people in the region was one of the prime reason to undertake this project.

The project was inaugurated by Mr. Adarsh Hegde, Executive Director of Allcargo Logistics Ltd, in the presence of Dr. Sonia Bagade, Assistant Director of Health Services- Leprosy, Raigad District; Dr. Varsha Dhote Medical Officer, Koproli PHC; Mrs. Stella Mancheril, Director, Finance & Administration, along with other representatives.

Project LEAP has started the leprosy control work in 6 blocks covering 7 PHC’s across Raigad. On the day of inauguration, 72 beneficiaries availed various services and 65 leprosy patients were assessed and provided medication.

Project LEAP_Mr. Adarsh Hegde at the Inauguration_2In his inauguration speech, Adarsh Hegde, Executive Director of Allcargo Logistics Ltd said, “With Avashya Foundation we look forward to serve the people of Koproli for their betterment with the help of Association Leprosy Education, Rehabilitation & Treatment (ALERT). Our vision is to not only help the victims of leprosy but also to empower women and the economically challenged citizens across the country. It is important for us empathize and help these people as responsible citizens of the nation.”

Allcargo’s comprehensive wp initiative was launched realizing the need of empowering the destitute and economically challenged citizens of the nation. The aim of the initiative is to actively support the needy citizens with the focus on health care, education, women empowerment, natural disaster relief, sports and environment sustainability.