Strange: Kogi govt distributes COVID-19 palliative to people affected by leprosy, records 20 leprosy cases

Akeem Ibrahim, Lokoja

The Kogi State Government has announced that the state recorded 20 new cases of leprosy.

This was disclosed during a press briefing by the Kogi State Programme Officer, Leprosy Mission Nigeria (LMN), Mrs. Hannah Fashona.

She noted that said the new cases were recorded between January and November.

Speaking in Lokoja on Monday at the COVID-19 response palliatives distribution for communities of persons affected by leprosy and disabilities in the state, Fashona, who said the organisation was determined towards ensuring that Nigeria was free from the disease, added that the state referral centre located at Ochadamu in Kogi East had successfully treated patients affected by the disease.

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