Kumi director of health services Dr. Ochom Felix, has said leprosy was still a health threat in the district.
He said this recently while addressing residents at Kumi hospital during celebrations to mark the 50th world leprosy day.
Ochom said he had trained health workers and secured free drugs for leprosy.
He said, â€œCounselling for those who care for the patients is being done. All these are achieved through support from the ministry of health.â€
Kumi Hospital medical superintendent Dr. John Opolot urged traditional healers to work with hospital staff to fight leprosy.
The Minister of state for disaster preparedness, Christine Helen Aporu, told the residents that the leprosy treatment was free.
Leprosy hits Kumi