Survey, Education & Treatment
Government of India adopted the Survey-Education and Treatment programme (the SET programme) which involves indetifying of patients by making house to house surveys, educating the patient's family.
The SET work in the rural areas of Panvel taluka comprising 185 villages with a population of 2 lacs was entrusted to the Kushtarog Niwaran Samiti by the Govt.of India in November 1980. Through repeated surveys - house to house, and in schools and factories medical examinations were made during the last 35 years. The para medical workers of the Samiti provide treatment to the leprosy patients through 9 main centres and 36 clinics. Samiti has detected 10000 cases and cured more than 9900 patients so far. The Samiti carries out mass health education campaign, slide shows and group talks by arranging various awareness activities. The samiti also engaged in prevention of deformity (POD) programme.