What was the purpose of national eradication program?
National Leprosy Eradication Program.
National Leprosy Eradication Program is a health scheme of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India to eradicate leprosy in India.
It was launched in 1983 as a continuation of the National Leprosy Control Program of 1955.
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To provide accessible, affordable, and high-quality long-term, comprehensive and dedicated care services to an Ageing population;
· Creating a new "architecture" for Ageing; to build a framework to create an enabling environment for "a Society for all Ages";
· To promote the concept of Active and Healthy Ageing;
· Convergence with National Rural Health Mission, AYUSH and other line departments like Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.