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Vitiligo is not an untouchable disease: Dr. Rajeev Thakur

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Jamshedpur, June 25: BR Seva Sadan, a nursing home situated at Garahabasa in Kalimati Road organise free camp on the occasion of World Vitiligo Day on Sunday, June 25 from 9 am to 1 pm. Patients in large number attended the camp and were benefitted.

Dr. Rajeev Thakur of BR Seva Sadan, said, there are several misconceptions in the society about vitiligo but it’s neither hereditary nor untouchable and the disease is treatable.

He further said that there is a need for awareness for which we are organisning a free camp so that the message about the disease can be passed on to the people.

Vitiligo occurs due to decline in Melalin pigment in the skin and as it decreases the skin colour turns white, added Dr. Thakur.

He went on to say that disfiguring skin disease that can have a significantly negative social and/or psychological impact on patients, in part because of numerous misconceptions still present in large parts of the world.

The main motive behind organising the camp is to provide free treatment to the people suffering from vitiligo, noted Dr. Thakur.

To make the camp successful, Dr. Ritu Kumari and paramedical staff of Seva Sadan played a vital role.

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