A total of 815 leprosy affected patients of four upazilas in Gaibandha received relief materials from the Leprosy Mission International Bangladesh (TLMIB). The relief materials were distributed to 757 members of Self-help group formed by the leprosy affected people and other 58 patients through Gaibandha-Jaypurhat Leprosy Care and Rehabilitation project under its Emergency Relief Distribution to Flood Affected People in Gaibandha.
BSS reports, the leprosy affected patients received the material last four days till Thursday. Each of the beneficiaries received a packet of relief materials including 10-kg of chira, 2-kg of sugar, two packets of saline, 6 candles and two fire boxes from the organization and expressed their gratefulness to the organization. The officials and the employees of TLMIB here distributed the relief materials going to the houses of the patients of flood hit Sadar, Fulchhari, Shaghata and Gobindaganj upazilas of the district by boats from July 22 to July 25.
Project manager Jeorge Biswas, finance manager David Singh, technical support officer Keshob Chandra Roy and area development officer M. Sariful Islam including other staff participated in the relief distribution activity spontaneously. The people from all walks of life thanked the organization for standing beside the leprosy affected patients with relief materials in critical time to mitigate their sufferings caused by devastating flood.